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Title The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated) / edited by Nikki Giovanni.

Imprint Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2010.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.0080896 On2 2010    ---  Available
 Axe Compact Discs 2nd Floor  811.0080896 On2 2010    ---  Available
Description 228 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 CD (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Note 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..."
Summary 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.
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 -- Sounthern 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.
Subject American poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Poetry.
American poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Added Author Giovanni, Nikki.
Added Title One hundred best African American poems
Best 100 African American poems
Best one hundred African American poems
ISBN 9781402221118 : $22.99
1402221118
Standard No. NZ1 13502851

 
    
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