Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems

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Harper Collins, Dec 28, 2010 - Poetry - 128 pages
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A resonant, powerful collection from one of America’s preeminent poets.

In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Nikki Giovanni turns her pen to nature and the environment, the might and grace of women, her battle with cancer, the relationships between mothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.


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Quilting the black-eyed pea: poems and not quite poems

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Particularly in light of the recent deaths of June Jordan and Gwendolyn Brooks, readers might well look to Giovanni as spokeswoman for the black experience. And, at times, she captures it ... Read full review

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I had to buy this book for the title poem. Which I have an mp3 of Nikki Giovanni reading at some college years ago and is so very very perfect. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Poet, activist, mother, and professor, Nikki Giovanni is a three-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among other honors. The author of twenty-seven books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor/English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and an Oprah Living Legend.

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