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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:   book_printbook : CD audio : Audio book, etc. : Poetry   Sound Recording : English
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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
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: 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) --
Gwendolyn Brooks: --
When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story --
Sermon on the warpland --
We real cool --
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 --
Mari Evans: --
I am a black woman --
Who can be born black? --
Nikki Giovanni: --
Nikki-Rosa --
Knoxville, Tennessee --
Dry spell / Kevin Young --
Robert Hayden: --
Those winter Sundays --
Frederick Douglass --
Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes --
Choosing the blues / Angela Jackson --
My father's love letters / Yusef Komunyakaa --
Creation / James Weldon Johnson --
Negro love song / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Lift every voice and sing --
Go down death / James Weldon Johnson --
Between ourselves / Audre Lorde --
Union of two / Haki R Madhubuti --
Ballad of Birmingham / Dudley Randall --
Poem to complement other poems / Haki R Madhubuti --
No images / Waring Cuney --
Between the world and me / Richard Wright --
Langston Hughes: --
Theme for English B --
Harlem Suite: --
Easy boogie --
Dream boogie --
Dream boogie (variation) --
Harlem --
Good morning --
Same in blues --
Island --
Blue Terrance / Terrance Hayes --
Gwendolyn Brooks: --
Mother --
Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi, Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon --Last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till --
Sunset of the city --
Remica L. Bingham: --
Things I carried coming into the world --
Topography --
Jericho Brown: --
Beneath me --
Autobiography --
Parable of the sower / Pamela Sneed --
Countee Cullen: --
Heritage --
Yet do I marvel --
Incident --
We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Georgia Douglas Johnson: --
Trifle --Heart of a woman --
Woman with flower / Naomi Long Madgett --
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 --
Sonia Sanchez: --
Personal letter no 3 --
Poem at thirty --Poem for Sterling Brown --
Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963 / Remica L Bingham --
Yeah: this is a love poem / Nikki Giovanni --
Carousel / Gloria C Oden --
Only everything I own / Patricia Smith --
Lot's daughter dreams of her mother / Opal Moore --
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 --
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 --
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 --
Tupac Shakur: --
River that flows forever --Rose that grew from concrete --
Rochelle / Reuben Jackson --
All their stanzas look alike / Thomas Sayers Ellis --
Asha Bandele: --
From the center 2 the edge --Subtle art of breathing --
Southern University, 1962 / Kevin Young --
Poetry should ride the bus / Ruth Forman --
Blues for spring / Colleen J McElroy --
Bicycle wizard / Sharan Strange --
Bicycles / Nikki Giovanni --
Clean slate / Fred D'Aguiar --
Song through the wall / Akua Lezli Hope --
Seat saved / Shana Yarborough --
Sunday greens / Rita Dove --
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: --
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 --
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 --
Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes, read by Dr Charles Steger --
Creation / James Weldon Johnson, read by Terry L Papillon --
Mother / Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee --
Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi, Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon / Gwendoly Brooks, read by Rudy Dee and Nikki Giovanni --
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 --
Heart of a woman / Georgia Douglas Johnson, red 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 --Poem for Sterling Brown / Sonia Sanchez, red 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 / Natash Trethewey, read by Joanne V Gabbin --
Nikki, if you were a song / Kwame Alexander, read by Novella Nelson --
River that flows forever and 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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