New York: William Morrow and Company / HarperCollinsPublishers, 2002. First Edition, Later Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED by the Author on the half title, 8vo, off-white quarter cloth with black lettering on spine over off-white speckled boards, Mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with 3/4-length color photo of Nikki by Jan Cobb, red endpapers, 110 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3497
Nikki Giovanni (born 1943) is a very well known African-American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. She is University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. Her work includes poetry and essays dealing with topics ranging from race and social issues to children's literature. She has won more awards than one can count; among them: the Langston Hughes Medal, and the NAACP Image Award; and she was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album in 2004. In 2015, Giovanni was named one of the Library of Virginia's "Virginia Women in History" for her contributions to poetry, education, and society. In addition, she has been included as one of Oprah Winfrey's 25 "Living Legends."--Wiki
INSCRIBED & in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! No remainder marks. Bookplate on ffe of "Chicago Public Library Foundation."
This was Nikki's 14th poetry collection. Contains poems on Rosa Parks; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Baldwin; Susan Smith; Emerson Edward Rudd; and several less meditative, livelier poems.