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A stunning collection that includes more than twenty new poems from one of America's favorite poets.
The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni
When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately took a place among the most celebrated and controversial poets of the era.Finally, here is the first compilation of Nikki Giovanni's poetry.It is the testimony of a life's work from one of ...
How to Be Drawn (Penguin Poets)
A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award A dazzling new collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead In How to Be Drawn, his daring fifth collection, Terrance Hayes explores how we see and are seen. Whi...
Black Girl Magic: A Poem
Browne, Mahogany L.
Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the cond...
Hip Logic (National Poetry)
Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic, is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the anagram principle of words within a word. Through...
Brutal Imagination is made up of two cycles of poems, each confronting the same subject: the black man in white America. The first cycle, which carries the book's title, deals with the vision of the black man in white imagination. Narrated largely by the black kidnapper invented by Susan Smith to...
A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, DaMaris Hill's searing and powerful narrative-in-verse bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration.“It is costly to stay free and appear / sane.”From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bla...
Ordinary Beast: Poems
The existential magnitude, deep intellect, and playful subversion of St. Thomas-born, Florida-raised poet Nicole Sealey’s work is restless in its empathic, succinct examination and lucid awareness of what it means to be human.The ranging scope of inquiry undertaken in Ordinary Beast - at times ph...
Lift Off: From the Classroom to the Stars
In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America's future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach thei...
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