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Bicycles : love poems

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, the author has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With this volume she has collected poems that serve as a companion to her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikki Giovanni
ISBN: 9780061726453 0061726451
OCLC Number: 232977474
Description: xi, 109 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Blacksburg under siege: 21 August 2006 --
In simpler times --
If only --
Field notes --
Migrations --
I am jazz --
Shoe jazz blue jazz --
The 3rd rail --
I am confused --
My new car --
Dinner at nine --
My muse --
I am glass --
No heaven --
Alehemical --
Your shower --
Good night --
My sleep --
Bicycles --
I like the dance --
I would not be different --
Give it a go? --
Another day (revisited) --
Christmas laughter --
I want a shoe --
Drunken phone call --
A substitute for you --
I know the song --
I am a mirror --
Everything good is simple --
Deal or no deal --
I provide --
Gray clouds hover --
I am the ocean --
I clean --
So enchanted with you --
How to save the world --
Free Huey --
My beer --
They think --
Why don't you love me --
First chair --
Friends and lovers --
Love (and the meaning of love) --
Flight delay --
Travelers --
Trash pans --
Letting the air out --
Fame --
Duets --
Boiled blues --
Love Luther --
Song for you --
Friends in love --
No translations --
Twirling --
Good books --
Got a minute (to fall in love?) --
Where do you enter --
Tourism --
The scenic route --
Tree line --
The artist --
A fish out of water --
We are Virginia Tech.
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In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, the author has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations. With this volume she has collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 Love Poems. That book, romantic, bold, and erotic, expressed notions of love in ways that were delightful and unexpected. In the years that followed, the author experienced losses both public and private. A mother's passing, a sister's, too. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, she rediscovered love, what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love, and all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart, is distilled and presented in poetic form -- From book jacket.

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