Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Charles Freeland Poetry
An Online Record of All Things Poetry
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Anthologies

The 100 Best African American Poems


Mega Sale! Save 29% on the The 100 Best African American Poems by Sourcebooks Mediafusion at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni


Product Description

Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni

Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets. Out of necessity, Giovanni admits she cheats a little, selecting a larger, less round number.

The result is this startlingly vibrant collection that spans from historic to modern, from structured to freeform, and reflects the rich roots and visionary future of African American verse. These magnetic poems are an exciting mix of most-loved classics and daring new writing. From Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes to Tupac Shakur, Natasha Trethewey, and many others, the voice of a culture comes through in this collection, one that is as talented, diverse, and varied as its people.

African American poems are like all other poems: beautiful, loving, provocative, thoughtful, and all those other adjectives I can think of. Poems know no boundaries. They, like all Earth citizens, were born in some country, grew up on some culture, then in their blooming became citizens of the Universe. Poems fly from heart to heart, head to head, to whisper a dream, to share a condolence, to congratulate, and to vow forever. The poems are true. They are translated and they are celebrated. They are sung, they are recited, they are delightful. They are neglected. They are forgotten. They are put away. Even in their fallow periods they sprout images. And fight to be revived. And spring back to life with a bit of sunshine and caring.
-Nikki Giovanni

Read

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Langston Hughes
  • Mari Evans
  • Kevin Young
  • Asha Bandele
  • Amiri Baraka

Hear

  • Ruby Dee
  • Novella Nelson
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Sonia Sanchez

And many, many, more

Nikki Giovanni is an award-winning poet, writer, and activist. She is the author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Bicycles, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Racism 101, Blues: For All the Changes, and Love Poems. Her children's book-plus-audio compilation Hip Hop Speaks to Children was awarded the NAACP Image Award. Her children's book Rosa, a picture-book retelling of the Rosa Parks story, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Both books were New York Times bestsellers. Nikki is a Grammy nominee for her spoken-word album The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection and has been nominated for the National Book Award. She has been voted Woman of the Year by Essence, Mademoiselle, and Ladies' Home Journal. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches writing and literature.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Sourcebooks MediaFusion
Brand:Sourcebooks Mediafusion
Publisher:Sourcebooks MediaFusion
Studio:Sourcebooks MediaFusion
UPC:760789225604
EAN:9781402221118
Item Weight:1.01 pounds
Item Size:1 x 8.25 x 8.25 inches
Package Weight:0.85 pounds
Package Size:6.1 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches

The 100 Best African American Poems by Sourcebooks Mediafusion

Buy Now:
The 100 Best African American Poems

Brand: Sourcebooks Mediafusion
4.1 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$24.99
$17.79
You Save: 29%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Anthologies.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Sourcebooks Mediafusion, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


By Giovanni, Nikki/ Fowler, Virginia C. (INT)
mpn: 9780060724290, ean: 9780060724290, isbn: 0060724293,
This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967–1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and t...

By Harper Perennial
ean: 9780060920531, isbn: 006092053X,
An anthology of poetry chosen from the world's great religious and literary traditions--the perfect companion to the bestselling Tao Te Ching.• The Upanishads • The Book of Psalms • Lao-tzu • The Bhagavad Gita • Chuang-tzu • The Odes of S...

By W. W. Norton & Company
ean: 9780393977929, isbn: 0393977927,
"The most acute rendering of an era’s sensibility is its poetry," wrote the editors in their preface to the first edition. Thirty years later, this innovative, cover-to-cover revision renders with fresh eyes and meticulous care the remarkable range...

By Random House Books for Young Readers
mpn: 9780394800943, ean: 9780394824192, isbn: 039480094X,
A lesser-known collection of classic Dr. Seuss stories turns 50!This collection of three rhyming stories by Dr. Seuss features a whole litter of Cat in the Hat-like cats! In "I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!" a boastful cat bites off more than he can chew...

By Andrews McMeel Publishing
ean: 9781449493295, isbn: 1449493297,
In this beautiful, original poetry anthology from Lang Leav, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found.Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings ...

By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781723568183, isbn: 172356818X,
INDEX Editorial note Poetry Page no. Alicja Maria Kuberska A child with autism 1 Surge – Outflow 2 The Islands of Happiness 3 It's just the wind 4 Portrait of Rose 5 Ann Howells Evening Wine 6 Choreography Perfect 7 Eliza Segiet Falsehood 8 Constel...

By W. W. Norton & Company
ean: 9780393679021, isbn: 0393679020,
A responsive and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology of poetry in English This highly anticipated new edition features NEW poets, NEW poems, and innovative digital resources. The Sixth Edition of The Norton Anthology of Poetry is an eve...

By Red Light Lit Press
ean: 9780999889503, isbn: 0999889508,
Love Is the Drug & Other Dark Poems features the work of 33 poets and 8 artists, with 10 black-and-white photographs and 2 illustrations. The poems and photographs in these pages speak to each other--some in conversation, some in call and response, s...

By W. W. Norton & Company
ean: 9780393253924, isbn: 0393253929,
An innovative and accessible guide to poetry-writing by an award-winning poet and beloved professor of poetry.A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry guides the young poet toward a deeper understanding of how poetry can function in his or her life, ...

By imusti
mpn: 40764774, ean: 9780198703204, isbn: 0198703201,
The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent. Its poets mark the conflict in ways that are both intensely personal and as enduring as any monument. Their lines have come to express the feelings of a nation about the horror...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - charlesfreelandpoetry.net. All Rights Reserved.