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

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD audio : Audio book, etc. : Poetry   Sound Recording : English
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
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: 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 ; 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 / Natash Trethewey --
Some kind of crazy / Major Jackson --
From / A. Van Jordan --
Freedom candy / E. Ethelbert Miller --
The Supremes / Cornelius Eady --
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.
Other Titles: One hundred best African American poems
Best 100 African American poems
Best one hundred African American poems
Responsibility: edited by Nikki Giovanni.


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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