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

Publication Info. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, [2010]
©2010
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  811.008 ONE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  811.008 ONE    AVAILABLE
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Description 228 pages ; 21 cm + 1 sound disc (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..."
Contents Dedication: the aunt / Mari Evans -- For my people / Margaret Walker -- Leroy / AmiriBaraka (LeRoi Jones) -- Ka'Ba / Amiri Baraka (LeRoi jones) -- When you have forfotten Sunday : the love story / Gwendolyn Brook s-- The sermon on the warpland / Gwendolyn Brooks -- We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Jazz baby is it in you / Antoine harris -- Ofade omtp tje mogjt Adam Daniel -- Old Lem / Sterling A. Brown -- I am accused of tending to the past / Lucille Clifton -- I am a black woman / Mari Evans -- twho can be born black? / Mari Evans -- Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni -- Knoxville, Tennessee / Nikki Giovanni -- The dry spell / Kevin Yount -- Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden -- 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 / James Weldon Johnson -- Go downdeath / 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 -- Bewteen the world and me / Richard Wright -- Theme for English B / Langston Hughes -- Easy boogie / Langston Hughes -- Dream boogie / Langston Hughes -- Dream boogie: variation / Langston Hughes -- Harlsm / Langston Hughes -- Good morning / Langston Hughes -- The blue terrance / Terrance hayes -- The mother / Gwendolyn Brooks -- A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon / Gwendolyn Brooks -- The last quatrain of Emmett Till / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Aunset of the city / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Things I carried coming into the world / Remica L. Bingham -- Topography / Remica L. Bingham -- Beneath me / Jericho Brown -- Autobiography / Jericho Brown -- Parable of the sower / Pamela Sneed -- Heritage / Countee Cullen -- Yet do I marvel / Countee Cullen -- Incidet / Countee Cullen -- We wear the mast/ Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Trifle / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- The heart of a woman / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- Woman with flower / Naomi Long Maqdgett -- The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight -- Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat / Larry Neal -- Cleaning / Camile T. Dungy -- Boston year / Elizabeth Alexander -- She wears red / Jackie Warren-Moore -- Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy / Tom Seibles -- Before making love / Toi Derricotte -- Be-bopo / Sterling Plumpp -- Personal letter no. 3 / Sonia Sanchez -- Poem at thiryt / onia Sanchez -- A poem for Sterling Brown / Sonia Sanchez -- Marchers headed forWashington, Baltimore, 1963 / Remica L. Bingham -- And yea... this is a love poem / Nikki Giovanni -- The carousel / Gloria C. Oden -- Only everything I own / Patricia Smith -- Lot's daugher 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 Dubar high school / Thomas Sayers Ellis -- Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 / Natasha Trethewey -- Some kind of crazy / Major Jackson -- From / A. Van Jordan -- Freedom candy / E. Ethelbert Miller -- The Supremes / Cornelius Eady -- Nikki save me / Nikki, if you were a song / Kwane Alexander -- Haiku / DJ Renegade -- Untitled / Nadir Lasana Bomani -- That and some mo'/ DJ renegade -- Sometime in the summer there's October / Tony Medina -- Dacing naked on the floor / Kwame Alexander -- Harriet Tubman's email 2 master / Truth Thomas -- A river that flows forever / Tupac Shakur -- 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 / Ashan Bandele -- The subtle art of breathing / Asha Bandele -- Southern 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) Nikiki Giovanni.
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.
Subject American poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Added Author Giovanni, Nikki.
Added Title One hundred best African American poems
ISBN 9781402221118
1402221118
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