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The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated)

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Audio book, etc. : Poetry   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Poetry readings (Sound recordings)
Poetry
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni
ISBN: 9781402221118 1402221118
OCLC Number: 432979687
Notes: Includes index.
Accompanying CD: "Featuring performances on CD by Ruby Dee, Novella Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Alexander, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, and many more friends ..."
Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm + 1 audio disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Dedication: The Aunt / Mari Evans --
For my people / Margaret Walker --
Leroy / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) --
Ars poetica: Nov 7, 2008 / L. Lamar Wilson --
Ka'ba / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) --
When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story ; The sermon on the warpland ; We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Jazz baby is it in you / Antoine Harris --
I fade into the night / Adam Daniel --
Old Lem / Sterling A. Brown --
I am accused of tending to the past / Lucille Clifton --
I am a black woman ; Who can be born black? / Mari Evans --
Nikki-Rosa ; Knoxville, Tennessee / Nikki Giovanni --
The dry spell / Kevin Young --
Those winter Sundays ; Frederick Douglass / Robert Hayden --
The Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes --
Choosing the blues / Angela Jackson --
My father's love letters / Yusef Komunyakaa --
The creation / James Weldon Johnson --
A Negro love song / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Lift every voice and sing ; Go down death / James Weldon Johnson --
Between ourselves / Audre Lorde --
The union of two / Haki R Madhubuti --
Ballad of Birmingham / Dudley Randall --
A poem to complement other poems / Haki R Madhubuti --
No images / Waring Cuney --
Between the world and me / Richard Wright --
Theme for English B ; Harlem Suite ; Easy boogie ; Dream boogie ; Dream boogie (variation) ; Harlem ; Good morning ; Same in blues ; Island / Langston Hughes --
The blue Terrance / Terrance Hayes --
The mother ; A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon ; The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till ; A sunset of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Things I carried coming into the world ; Topography / Remica L. Bingham --
Beneath me ; Autobiography / Jericho Brown --
Parable of the sower / Pamela Sneed --
Heritage ; Yet do I marvel ; Incident / Countee Cullen --
We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Trifle ; The heart of a woman / Georgia Douglas Johnson --
Woman with flower / Naomi Long Madgett --
The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight --
Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat / Larry Neal --
Cleaning / Camille T. Dungy --
Boston year / Elizabeth Alexander --
She wears red / Jackie Warren-Moore --
Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy / Tim Seibles --
Before making love / Toi Derricotte --
Be-bop / Sterling Plumpp --
Personal letter no. 3 ; Poem at thirty ; A poem for Sterling Brown / Sonia Sanchez --
Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963 / Remica L Bingham --
And yeah: this is a love poem / Nikki Giovanni --
The carousel / Gloria C. Oden --
Only everything I own / Patricia Smith --
Lot's daughter dreams of her mother / Opal Moore --
The girlfriend's train / Nikky Finney --
Back from the arms of big mama / Afaa Michael Weaver --
Mama's promise / Marilyn Nelson --
Bop: a whistling woman / Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon --
Homage to my hips / Lucille Clifton --
Train ride / Kwame Dawes --
Train rides / Nikki Giovanni --
A great granddaddy speaks / Lamont B. Steptoe --
Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary / Kevin Young --
View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School / Thomas Sayers Ellis --
Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 / Natasha Trethewey --
Some kind of crazy / Major Jackson --
From / A. Van Jordan --
Freedom candy / E. Ethelbert Miller --
The Supremes / Cornelius Eady --
Jazz Suite: Nikki save me / Michele Scott --
Nikki, if you were a song / Kwame Alexander --
Haiku / DJ Renegade --
Untitled / Nadir Lasana Bomani --
I wish I could've seen it / Leodis McCray --
That and some mo' / DJ Renegade --
Sometime in the summer there's October / Tony Medina --
Dancing naked on the floor / Kwame Alexander --
Harriet Tubman's email 2 master / Truth Thomas --
A river that flows forever ; The rose that grew from concrete / Tupac Shakur --
Rochelle / Reuben Jackson --
All their stanzas look alike / Thomas Sayers Ellis --
From the center 2 the edge ; The subtle art of breathing / Asha Bandele --
Southern University, 1962 / Kevin Young --
Poetry should ride the bus / Ruth Forman --
Blues for spring / Colleen J. McElroy --
The bicycle wizard / Sharan Strange --
Bicycles / Nikki Giovanni --
A clean slate / Fred D'Aguiar --
Song through the wall / Akua Lezli Hope --
A seat saved / Shana Yarborough --
Sunday greens / Rita Dove --
The untitled superhero poem / Tonya Maria Matthews --
Mercy killing / Remica L. Bingham --
If you saw a Negro lady / June Jordan --
Ego tripping (there may be a reason why) / Nikki Giovanni. CD contents: The Aunt / Mari Evans, read by Carolyn H. Dixon --
For my people / Margaret Walker, read by Val Gray Ward --
When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Ruby Dee --
We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by the poet --
We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by ensemble --
Old Lem / Sterling A. Brown, read by Joanne V. Gabbin --
I am accused of tending to the past / Lucille Clifton, read by Sue Ott Rowlands --
I am a black woman / Mari Evans, read by Val Gray Ward --
Who can be born black? / Mari Evans, read by Novella Nelson --
Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni, read by Linda Dixon --
Knoxville, Tennessee / Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet --
The dry spell / Kevin Young, read by Novella Nelson --
Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden, read by Carolyn Rude --
Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden, read by the poet --
The Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes, read by Dr. Charles Steger --
The creation / James Weldon Johnson, read by Terry L. Papillon --
The mother / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee --
A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee and Nikki Giovanni --
A sunset of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee --
Yet do I marvel / Countee Cullen, read by Kevin G. McDonald --
Incident / Countee Cullen, read by Gena E. Chandler --
We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar, read by Novella Nelson --
The heart of a woman / Georgia Douglas Johnson, read by Ethel Morgan Smith --
Boston year / Elizabeth Alexander, read by the poet --
Personal letter no. 3 / Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet --
Poem at thirty / Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet --
A poem for Sterling Brown / Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet --
Lot's daughter dreams of her mother / Opal Moore, read by Ethel Morgan Smith --
Mama's promise / Marilyn Nelson, read by the poet --
Homage to my hips / Lucille Clifton, read by Ennis McCrery --
Train rides / Nikki Giovanni, read by Virginia C. Fowler --
Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 / Natasha Trethewey, read by Joanne V. Gabbin --
Nikki, if you were a song / Kwame Alexander, read by Novella Nelson --
A river that flows forever, and The rose that grew from concrete / Tupac Shakur, read by Novella Nelson --
Mercy killing / Remica L. Bingham, read by Novella Nelson --
Ego tripping (there may be a reason why) / Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet.
Other Titles: One hundred best African American poems
Best 100 African American poems
Best one hundred African American poems
Responsibility: edited by Nikki Giovanni.

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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.

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