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

Paperback | December 28, 2010

byNikki Giovanni

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“One of her best collections to date.” —Essence

Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni’s poetry has influenced literary figures from James Baldwin to Blackalicious, and touched millions of readers worldwide. In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Giovanni turns her gaze toward the state of the world around her, and offers a daring, resonant look inside her own self as well.

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“One of her best collections to date.” —EssenceQuilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni’s poetry has influenced literary figure...

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A resonant, powerful collection fromone of America’s preeminent poets.In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Nikki Giovanni turns herpen to nature and the environment, the might and grace ofwomen, her battle with cancer, the relationships betweenmothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.

Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-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 many other honors. The author of twenty-eight books and a Grammy nominee forThe Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collect...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.25 × 5.5 × 0.32 inPublished:December 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060099534

ISBN - 13:9780060099534

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