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

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Subjects: American poetry--African American authors
African Americans--Poetry
Formats: Sound Recording, CD
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2010
LC Classification: P, PS
Alternate Titles: One hundred best African American poems
Best 100 African American poems
Best one hundred African American poems
Additional Authors: Giovanni, Nikki
Notes: ISBN: 9781402221118 :$22.99
ISBN: 1402221118
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
Contents: 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
Contents: 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
King copy purchased with monies from the Robert B. Sinclair Library Collections Fund
Physical Description: 228 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Donation Info: Donor : Sinclair, Robert B
OCLC Number: 432979687
ISBN/ISSN: 9781402221118
1402221118

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