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Nikki Giovanni

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre


Værker af Nikki Giovanni

Rosa (2005) 2,175 eksemplarer, 167 anmeldelser
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (2008) — Redaktør — 451 eksemplarer, 43 anmeldelser
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998 (2003) 358 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Love Poems (1997) 315 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Lincoln and Douglass: An American Friendship (2008) 205 eksemplarer, 10 anmeldelser
Bicycles: Love Poems (2009) 203 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
My House (1972) 194 eksemplarer
Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (1978) 193 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems (2002) 185 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Spin a Soft Black Song: Poems for Children (1971) 168 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Racism 101 (1994) 156 eksemplarer
The Women and the Men (1975) 139 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Blues: For All the Changes: New Poems (1999) 131 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People (1974) 127 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter (2017) 115 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Acolytes: Poems (2007) 112 eksemplarer
Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid (2013) 111 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Those Who Ride the Night Winds (1983) 108 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Knoxville, Tennessee (1994) 105 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Sun Is So Quiet (1996) 98 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Genie in the Jar (1996) 89 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
I Am Loved (2018) 84 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Just For You! The Girls In The Circle (2004) 81 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Library (2022) 76 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Sacred Cows...and Other Edibles (1988) 76 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Make Me Rain (2020) 70 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited (1802) 64 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement (1970) 63 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Black Feeling, Black Talk (1970) 60 eksemplarer
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Covers (Little Celebrations) (1997) 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Prosaic Soul of Nikki Giovanni (2003) 43 eksemplarer
A Dialogue (1973) 41 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Best African American Fiction 2010 (2009) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Vacation time: Poems for children (1980) 28 eksemplarer
Black Judgement (1968) 15 eksemplarer
Re:creation (1970) 11 eksemplarer
The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection CD (2002) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jubilee 4 eksemplarer
Truth Is On Its Way 2 eksemplarer
Poems: 1968-2020 (2024) 2 eksemplarer
Good Night 2 eksemplarer
Two Friends 2 eksemplarer
The Way I Feel (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Life: Through Black Eyes (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Standing in the Need of Prayer (1900) 1 eksemplar
Artemis 2020 (2020) 1 eksemplar
Poems (2002) 1 eksemplar
In Philadelphia (1997) 1 eksemplar
Night comes softly 1 eksemplar
Nikki-Rosa 1 eksemplar
Artemis (2014) 1 eksemplar
Entropy 3 1 eksemplar

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) — Narrator, nogle udgaver4,388 eksemplarer, 78 anmeldelser
Poetry Speaks to Children, Read & Hear [book & CD] (2005) — Guest, nogle udgaver618 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Bidragyder — 540 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry from Around the World (1987) — Bidragyder — 469 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 394 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragyder — 376 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Black Poets (1983) — Bidragyder — 363 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Bidragyder — 342 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 331 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Black Woman: An Anthology (1970) — Bidragyder — 239 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (1992) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Make a Joyful Sound: Poems for Children by African American Poets (1991) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1984) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Forord; Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
My Song Is Beautiful (1994) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (2020) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers (1998) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
A Way Out of No Way: Writing about Growing Up Black in America (1996) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing (2011) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Catch the Fire!!! (1998) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Don't Hold Me Back: My Life and Art (2003) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Best Black Women's Erotica (Best Black Women's Erotica Series) (2001) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family, and Friends (2009) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Bittersweet (1998) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance (2018) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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This Caldecott-winning book, written by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is absolutely beautiful.
The art is paper cut style/collage and adds to the layers and textures of this book. And the fold-out pages are a great feature to show the full scenes and journeys.
This is the story of Rosa Parks and her historic decisions that changed history. This book adds so many details and personifies the story in a way that makes the reader connect more. Nikki Giovanni's poetic nature is seen on every page as she tells this story we all know, but don't necessarily know all the details of. She gives us Rosa's background, her current plight, and her thoughts as she makes this tough decision. "She had not sought this moment but she was ready for it. When the policeman bent down to ask “Auntie, are you going to move?” all the strength of all the people through all those many years joined in her. She said, “No.”" This line really captures the situation and the importance of it.
After this, the author shares the aftermath, the bus protests, and others who were involved along the way. This book explores this famous historical event and the changes made because of it, all with beautifully moving art that adds so much to it.
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bevsmev | 166 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2024 |
It took awhile for me to feel emotionally invested in any of these poems. The ones that did grip me were those that seemed the most simple on the surface but which were imbued with a lot of heart.
AngelReadsThings | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jun 5, 2024 |
A must have for any Black History collection.
mrsandersonreads23 | 166 andre anmeldelser | 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 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |



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