Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems

By: Giovanni, Nikki

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When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and influential poets of the era. Now, Giovanni continues to stand as one of the most commanding, luminous voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape.

In a career spanning over thirty years, Giovanni has created a body of work that's become vital and essential to our American consciousness. This collection of new poems is a masterpiece that explores the ecstatic union between self and community. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is an extraordinarily intimate collection. Each poem bears our revered cultural icon's trademark of the unfalteringly political and the intensely personal: The elegant "What We Miss" exalts the might and grace of women, while "Swinging on a Rainbow" rejoices about the spaces in which we read; Giovanni commemorates Africa and her family legacy in the majestic "Symphony of the Sphinx" and contemplates our America in the heartbreaking "Desperate Acts" and "9:11:01 He Blew It." And in the dreamy "Making James Baldwin" and dazzling "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea," Giovanni gives us reason to comfort, to share, to love, to change and to be human.

Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is Nikki Giovanni's meditation on humanity and soul. It's her revelatory gaze at the world in which we live -- and her confession on the world she dreams we will one day call home. Nikki Giovanni is a national treasure as she once again confirms her place as one of America's most powerful truth tellers and beloved daughters.

Title: Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems

Author Name: Giovanni, Nikki

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2002

ISBN Number: 0060099526

ISBN Number 13: 9780060099527

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 8353

Description: New York: William Morrow, 2002. Advance Reading Copy. Fine. Uncorrected proof in red wraps, signed by Nikki Giovanni on the half-title page. A resonant, powerful collection from one of America's preeminent poets. In "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea," Nikki Giovanni turns her pen to nature and the environment, the might and grace of women, her battle with cancer, the relationships between mothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.