Love Poems

Love Poems

Book - 1997
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In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works.

From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love," from the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet" to the elegiac "All Eyez on U," written for Tupac Shakur, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Nikki Giovanni is beloved and revered.

Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems expresses notions of love in ways that are delightfully unexpected. Articulating in sensuous verse what we know only instinctively, Nikki Giovanni once again confirms her place as one of our nations's most distinguished poets and powerful truth-tellers.

In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, starting with her explosive early years in the Black Rights Movement, Nikki Giovanni has earned a reputation as one of America's most celebrated and controversial writers. Her mind-speaking work has made her a universal favorite and a number-one best-seller.The love poems-the revolutionary "Seduction," the whimsical "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and the tender "My House" to name just a few-are among the most beloved of all Nikki Giovanni's works. Now, Love Poems brings together these and other favorites with over twenty new poems. Romantic, bold, and erotic, Love Poems will once again confirm Nikki Giovanni's place among the country's most renowned poets and truth tellers.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, 1997
ISBN: 9780688149895
0688149898
Branch Call Number: 811.54 GIO
Characteristics: 96 p. ;,19 cm

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Sometimes, the language of love eludes us. This is a book for those times.


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Feb 15, 2014

if i were a poet / i’d kidnap you / put you in my phrases and meter / you

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Feb 15, 2014

i’ll make fudge and call / it love

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Feb 15, 2014

People who will burn a cross will burn a church

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i’ve begun / ... / to balance / the pleasure of loneliness / against the pain / of loving you

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the thought though of you / sends indescribably delicious multitudinous / thrills throughout and through-in my body

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Aug 19, 2011

One of my favorite poets.

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