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Nikki Giovanni

Autor(a) de Rosa

77+ Works 7,254 Membros 300 Críticas 20 Favorited

About the Author

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most prominent black poets of her generation. Born on June 7, 1943, in Knoxville, Tenn., she graduated from Fisk University and later studied at Columbia University. Giovanni creates strongly written poems to convey messages of love, frustration, alienation, and the mostrar mais black experience. She gained national fame with the publication of Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement in 1970. Full of the spirit of the black community during this era, her works captured the anger and frustration of many of its members. Giovanni has been the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ford Foundation. She has taught English at Rutgers University, Ohio State University, and Queens College and has given frequent poetry readings. She is also known for several sound recordings of her poetry, including Truth Is On Its Way. She has also been a Professor of English at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Nikki Giovanni

Rosa (2005) 2,142 exemplares
Love Poems (1997) 308 exemplares
Bicycles: Love Poems (2009) 201 exemplares
My House (1972) 191 exemplares
Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (1978) 191 exemplares
Racism 101 (1994) 153 exemplares
The Women and the Men (1975) 136 exemplares
Acolytes: Poems (2007) 110 exemplares
Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid (2013) 108 exemplares
Those Who Ride the Night Winds (1983) 107 exemplares
Knoxville, Tennessee (1605) 102 exemplares
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Editor; Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Sun Is So Quiet (1996) 96 exemplares
The Genie in the Jar (1996) 86 exemplares
I Am Loved (2018) 83 exemplares
Sacred Cows...and Other Edibles (1988) 74 exemplares
A Library (2022) 71 exemplares
Make Me Rain (2020) 69 exemplares
Black Feeling, Black Talk (1970) 60 exemplares
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Covers (Little Celebrations) (1997) 53 exemplares
A Dialogue (1900) 37 exemplares
Best African American Fiction 2010 (2009) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Vacation time: Poems for children (1980) 28 exemplares
Black Judgement (1968) 13 exemplares
Re:creation (1970) 10 exemplares
Jubilee 4 exemplares
Two Friends 2 exemplares
Life: Through Black Eyes (1996) 2 exemplares
Poems: 1968-2020 2 exemplares
Good Night 2 exemplares
Truth Is On Its Way 2 exemplares
The Way I Feel (2012) 2 exemplares
Artemis 2020 (2020) 1 exemplar
Poems (2002) 1 exemplar
In Philadelphia (1997) 1 exemplar
Night comes softly 1 exemplar
Artemis (2014) 1 exemplar
Nikki-Rosa 1 exemplar
Entropy 3 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Narrator, algumas edições4,333 exemplares
Poetry Speaks to Children, Read & Hear [book & CD] (2005) — Guest, algumas edições611 exemplares
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuidor — 536 exemplares
Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World (1987) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 393 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 373 exemplares
The Black Poets (1983) — Contribuidor — 360 exemplares
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contribuidor — 341 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Prefácio; Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers (1998) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
A Way Out of No Way: Writing about Growing Up Black in America (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Catch the Fire!!! (1998) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Don't Hold Me Back: My Life and Art (2003) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Best Black Women's Erotica (Best Black Women's Erotica Series) (2001) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends (2009) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (2018) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



A must have for any Black History collection.
mrsandersonreads23 | 165 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
The subtitle is more descriptive of the content of this engaging book than the title. There is a wealth of material, ranging from classic poems by Langston Hughes (several of them read by Hughes on the accompanying CD), Lucille Clifton, Eloise Greenfield, Maya Angelou, Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson and others, to modern hip-hop and rap. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech is also included, both in the book and on the CD, with a performance in response by Giovanni and two of the advisory editors. Hope Anita Smith’s recitation of her “Audition” is quiet and hauntingly beautiful. All of the poems emphasize the beat and draw on African-American tradition; they are richly and effectively illustrated by a corps of young illustrators whose biographical sketches are appended. Listening to the CD completes the experience. The variety of poetic forms and performance styles (sometimes elucidated on the CD, as well is in Giovanni’s introduction) makes this collection an excellent source of material not found together elsewhere. (Poetry anthology. 7-12)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | 42 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
This book is full of beautiful poetry. Some of the works fall flat, and then others sparkle.
Whisper1 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 28, 2024 |
This lovely book tells the story of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The illustrations are lovely and the story is a wonderful gateway to a quest of learning more about their thoughts and interworkings.

The book opens in the year 1865 at a reception celebrating Lincoln's second inauguration as the United States president. Deep into the Civil War, Lincoln is steadfast in his belief that slavery needs to end. Frederick Douglass, a black man who is well respected, forges the relationship with Lincoln and attends this occasion celebration.

While Lincoln searches for Douglass, his wife notes that it isn't wise to invite a black person. When Lincoln finally notices Douglass it is mentioned that because of the color of his skin, Douglass experienced some difficulty in entering the gala.

Full of information I never knew, once again an illustrated book has pulled me into the content of the well-written and beautifully illustrated tale. Lincoln's eyes were opened on many occasions, but the first time he hauled farm produce down the Mississippi River to New Orleans he was made aware of the travesty of the way in which the black people were treated.

Frederick Douglass reached out to Lincoln when he was elected to the House of Representaitves. The book notes that Frederick wanted to teach Lincoln and he in turn wanted to learn. It is also noted that the two enjoyed each other's company and the ability to laugh amid the sorrow of what what happening in the country.

The fact that Lincoln invited Douglass to his inauguration party shows a lot about Lincoln's character.

Highly recommended!
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Whisper1 | 9 outras críticas | Jan 9, 2024 |



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