“One of her best collections to date.” —Essence
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni’s poetry has influenced literary figures from James Baldwin to Blackalicious, and touched millions of readers worldwide. In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Giovanni turns her gaze toward the state of the world around her, and offers a daring, resonant look inside her own self as well.
“One of her best collections to date.”
Quilting the black-eyed pea -- Possum crossing -- A robin's nest in snow -- The wind in the bottle -- Rosa Parks -- What we miss -- In the spirit of Martin -- BLK History month -- Shoulders are for emergencies only -- I always think of meatloaf -- Symphony of the sphinx -- Cal Johnson Park in Knoxville, Tennessee -- Aunt Daughter and that glorious song -- Blackberry cobbler -- The son of the sun -- No complaints -- Here's to Gwen -- The train to Knoxville -- Twenty reasons to love Richard Williams -- Another Aretha poem -- Ann's poem -- A community of clouds -- Swinging on a rainbow -- For Tony and Betty -- Word olympics -- Desperate acts -- 9:11:01 He blew it -- The self-evident poem -- Have dinner with me -- My America -- The girls in the circle -- The meadow throws a birthday party -- A very special Christmas -- Bring on the bombs -- Making James Baldwin -- Beamer ball -- Susan Smith -- Emerson Edward Rudd -- Art sanctuary -- Sanctuary: for Harry Potter and the movie -- From whence cometh my help -- A miracle for me -- A deer in headlights -- The Nashville connection -- Redfish, eels, and Heidi -- In praise of a teacher -- Don't think -- The song of the feet.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 6th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia