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Giovanni, Nikki

Overview
Works: 377 works in 788 publications in 5 languages and 50,503 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry readings (Sound recordings)  Musical settings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Performer, Interviewee, Musician
Classifications: PS3557.I55, 811.54
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Rosa by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the story of the black woman whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama set in motion all the events of the civil rights movement that resulted in the end of the segregated South
My house; poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book marked a new dimension in tone and philosophy-personal and autobiographical rather than political; it is also lively, loving, witty, and occasionally tough-minded
The collected poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, the complete poetry collection spanning three decades from Nikki Giovanni, renowned poet and one of America's national treasures. When her poems first emerged during the Black Arts Movement, in the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni immediately took her place among the most celebrated, controversial and influential poets of the era. Now, more than thirty years later, Giovanni still stands as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape
Spin a soft Black song : poems for children by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetry collection which recounts the feelings of Black children about their neighborhoods, American society, and themselves
The selected poems of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Poem for Black Boys, she writes: "Where are your heroes, my little Black ones / You are the Indian you so disdainfully shoot / Not the big bad sheriff on his faggoty white horse / You should play run-away-slave or Mau-Mau / These are more in line with your history." By the author of Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day
Cotton candy on a rainy day : poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni's most introspective and personal collection of poems to date
The women and the men by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two poems written between 1970 to 1975
Quilting the black-eyed pea : poems and not quite poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 50 new poems, sketches, and meditations charts new territory, including popular culture and life in America, the poet's own battle with illness, relationships between mothers and their children, legendary historical figures, the South, the recent terrorist attacks, and Giovanni's own childhood. When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and influential poets of the era. Now, Giovanni continues to stand as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape. When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and influential poets of the era. Now, Giovanni continues to stand as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape. In a career spanning over thirty years, Giovanni has created a body of work that's become vital and essential to our American consciousness. This collection of new poems is a masterpiece that explores the ecstatic union between self and community. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is an extraordinarily intimate collection. Each poem bears our revered cultural icon's trademark of the unfalteringly political and the intensely personal: The elegant "What We Miss" exalts the might and grace of women, while "Swinging on a Rainbow" rejoices about the spaces in which we read Giovanni commemorates Africa and her family legacy in the majestic "Symphony of the Sphinx" and contemplates our America in the heartbreaking "Desperate Acts" and "9:11:01 He Blew It." And in the dreamy "Making James Baldwin" and dazzling "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea," Giovanni gives us reason to comfort, to share, to love, to change and to be human. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is Nikki Giovanni's meditation on humanity and soul. It's her revelatory gaze at the world in which we live -- and her confession on the world she dreams we will one day call home. Nikki Giovanni is a national treasure as she once again confirms her place as one of America's most powerful truth tellers and beloved daughters
Sacred cows-- and other edibles by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Autobiographical essays and articles."
Ego-tripping and other poems for young people by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-two poems that reflect aspects of the African American experience
Love poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers. Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love," from the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet" to the elegiac "All Eyez on U," written for Tupac Shakur, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Nikki Giovanni is beloved and revered. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems expresses notions of love in ways that are delightfully unexpected. Articulating in sensuous verse what we know only instinctively, Nikki Giovanni once again confirms her place as one of our nations's most distinguished poets and powerful truth-tellers. In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, starting with her explosive early years in the Black Rights Movement, Nikki Giovanni has earned a reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Her mind-speaking work has made her a universal favorite and a number-one best-seller. The love poems-the revolutionary "Seduction," the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and the tender "My House" to name just a few-are among the most beloved of all Nikki Giovanni's works. Now, Love Poems brings together these and other favorites with over twenty new poems. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems will once again confirm Nikki Giovanni's place among the country's most renowned poets and truth tellers
Blues : for all the changes : new poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fifty-two poems by African-American poet Nikki Giovanni
Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 poems and an accompanying CD introduce poetry with a beat
Bicycles : love poems by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With Bicycles, she's collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 Love Poems. An instant classic, that book'romantic, bold, and erotic'expressed notions of love in ways that were delightfully unexpected. In the years that followed, Giovanni experienced losses both public and private. A mother's passing, a sister's, too. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni redis-covered love'what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love'and all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart'is distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets
Those who ride the night winds by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of poetry dedicated to individuals who were unafraid of trying to make changes or of going against the tide, with poems about friends, lovers, mother, the poet herself, and notable personalities
The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove
Shimmy shimmy shimmy like my sister Kate : looking at the Harlem Renaissance through poems( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes poems by such authors as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka, with commentary and a discussion of the development of African American arts known as the Harlem Renaissance
On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giovanni tells the story of Africans in America through the words of 46 spirituals."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Chasing Utopia : a hybrid by Nikki Giovanni( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Nikki Giovanni's poetry has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a national treasure. But Giovanni's heart resides in the everyday, where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. And at every gathering there is food--food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans is flavored with her mother's sighs--this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer: soup
A dialogue by James Baldwin( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to the television program Soul!, a remarkable encounter between two of America's foremost Black writers was aired on public TV. Here, the transcript of that meeting between James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni forms an engrossing document. Probing, searching, made dramatic by the recognition of sudden, subtle levels of confrontation, the Baldwin/Giovanni exchange is a freewheeling conversation ranging over many topics. A Dialogue explores problems facing Americans, black and white, as well as troubles besetting the world. Representing two different generations, the two writers discussed, argued, and communicated some painful truths. Addressing themselves particularly to the changing roles of men and women in modern society, they paid special attention to the consequences of these new modes of behavior on the already complex relationship between the Black man and the Black woman. The talk is stimulating, provocative, deeply felt, making this dialogue a rare, shared experience for the reader. --From publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Giovanni, Yolande Cornelia.

Giovanni, Yolande Cornelia 1943- Jr

Giovanni, Yolande Cornelia, Jr., 1943-

Nikki Giovani

Nikki Giovanni American writer and academic

Nikki Giovanni Amerikaans dichteres

Nikki Giovanni scrittrice e poetessa statunitense

ジョヴァンニ, ニッキ

ジョバンニ, ニッキ

Languages
English (255)

Japanese (3)

Chinese (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
My house; poemsThe collected poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998Spin a soft Black song : poems for childrenThe selected poems of Nikki GiovanniCotton candy on a rainy day : poemsThe women and the menQuilting the black-eyed pea : poems and not quite poemsEgo-tripping and other poems for young people