Nikki Giovanni, poet of the people

by Judith Pinkerton Josephson

Publisher: Enslow in Berkeley Heights, NJ

Written in English
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  • Giovanni, Nikki -- Political and social views -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Giovanni, Nikki.,
  • Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • African American women poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
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About the Edition

Profiles the life of Nikki Giovanni, from her childhood in Knoxville and Cincinnati to her career as an outspoken, influential, award-winning poet.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 126) and index.

StatementJudith Pinkerton Josephson.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography, Biography.
SeriesAfrican-American biographies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3557.I55 Z74 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL48838M
ISBN 100766012387
LC Control Number99050864

Nikki Giovanni is one of America’s foremost poets. Over the course of a long career, Giovanni has published numerous collections of poetry—from her first self-published volume Black Feeling Black Talk () to New York Times best-seller Bicycles: Love Poems ()—several works of .   “Survival of the Baddest: Poet and Activist Nikki Giovanni Keeps Her ’60s Spirit Intact for a New Generation.” The Seattle Times, Janu , p. C1. Comments about A Poem on the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Nikki Giovanni Michael Walker (1/16/ PM) A subtle analogy between the death of a hero and the tree/5.   Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni is back with a latest anthology entitled “ Best African American poems.” The book features a wide range of poets from Langston Hughes to .

“In the case of Nikki Giovanni, I chose her because I used her poetry as a classroom teacher, and I am a fan of her writing. I felt people would enjoy hearing her speak because she is a living.

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Her poetry, which touches on a number of different themes including civil rights and African-American life and culture, has won Giovanni many accolades and honors while her innate ability to touch an eclectic public has earned her the title, "Poet of the People." Her work for children explores the subjects of friendship, loneliness, and rebellion.5/5(1).

Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors/5(46).

Nikki Giovanni, byname of Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr., (born June 7,Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.), American poet whose writings ranged from calls for black power to poems for children and intimate personal statements.

Nikki Giovanni, poet of the people by Judith Pinkerton Josephson Published by Enslow in Berkeley Heights, by: 1. Nikki Giovanni, poet of the people. [Judith Pinkerton Josephson] -- Profiles the life of Nikki Giovanni, from her childhood in Knoxville and Cincinnati to her career.

Nikki Poet of the people book has come to talk about poetry. Giovanni is one of America's most popular modern poets, having published more than a dozen volumes of poetry for adults, six books for children, and several compact-disk readings of her poetry is a connection, her work reaches out across age, gender, and race.

Award-winning poet, writer, and activist Nikki Giovanni's evocative text combines with Bryan Collier's striking cut-paper images to retell the story of this historic event Nikki Giovanni a wholly unique and original perspective.

Rosa is a Caldecott Honor Book and the winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Poet and writer Nikki Giovanni was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr., was born on June 7,in Knoxville, Tennessee. Giovanni is a prominent poet. As she travelled to speaking engagements at colleges around the country, Giovanni was often hailed as one of the leading Black poets of the new Black renaissance.

The prose poem “ Nikki-Rosa,” Giovanni’s reminiscence of her childhood in a close-knit African American home, was first published in Black Judgement. Nikki Giovanni, poet, activist, mother, and professor, is a seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, among many other honors/5(63).

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/5(80).

Poet, activist, mother, and professor, Nikki Giovanni is a three-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, and holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry. This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from – 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 the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds/5.

Giovanni was earliest identified as a "poet of the people," though to read her work as solely topical is to ignore its emotional : HarperCollins Publishers. Poet and writer Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently Bicycles: Love spoken word album, The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Author: Tom Legro.

Nikki Giovanni was born Yolande Cornelia Giovanni Jr., June 7,in Knoxville, Tennessee. However, she was raised in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born to a working class family; her father, Gus Jones Giovanni, was a probation officer, and her mother, Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, was a social worker.

Bill Moyers sits down with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, author of 27 books, a Grammy nominee and an Oprah Living Legend. Once dubbed the priestess of black poetry, her work has spanned the themes. The complete early work of the renowned poet—available for the first time is a Harper Perennial Modern Classic.

“Nikki Giovanni is one of our national treasures.”—Gloria Naylor. Acknowledged by Oprah WInfrey as “one of the 25 women who changed her life,” Nikki Giovanni is a /5(4).

Nikki Giovanni is the author of Acolytes: Poems and The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: – George Ford is the illustrator of several books /5(4).

Award-winning poet and educator Nikki Award-winning poet and educator Nikki Giovanni has a new book of poems focusing on love. The legendary writer talks about her 27th work, Bicycles: Love Poems. The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations.

She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage; a wise and courageous voice who has spoken out on the sensitive issues, inc One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life /5.

Nikki Giovanni is a prolific writer and has been publishing poetry for over 45 years. In this lesson, we will go through some of her more popular works. In ''Nikki-Rosa'' from her initial book of.

Poetry has many legs that take readers places and forces them to see things in different perspectives. Nikki Giovanni’s poem “Allowables” articulates subliminal meanings that revolve around the death of a spider. This poem illustrates someone admitting to having killed a spider out of fear and then reflecting on their actions.

Nikki Giovanni: ‘Martin Had Faith in the People’ The Atlantic, 04/05/ ‘A Good Cry; What We Learn From Tears and Laughter’ from Nikki Giovanni.

WVTF, 02/09/ Nikki Giovanni, a poet who helped define the African-American voice. WBAL TV, 02/05/ An inveterate reader, but not of fiction. The Boston Globe, 02/02/   Nikki Giovanni: 'Martin Had Faith in the People' The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement.

Fifty Author: Emily Lordi. They Clapped poem by Nikki Giovanni. they clapped when we landed thinking africa was just an extension of the black world. Page5/5. One of the finest poets of our time (Ebony), Nikki Giovanni is the author of nearly 30 books, including the collections Acolytes; Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgment; Those Who Ride the Night Winds; and Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.

A renowned activist and educator whose art emerged during the turmoil of the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements of the s, she is a winner of the. Q&A with poet Nikki Giovanni: "Social comforting" We caught up with Nikki Giovanni, activist, mother, professor, firebrand, healer and sage, and one of the leading poets of her generation.

Nikki is "social comforting with her family, dog, and fish in their dusty mountain home" near the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Laws of Motion poem by Nikki Giovanni.

The laws of science teach us a pound of gold weighs as much as a pound of flour though if dropped from any undetermined height in their natural state. Page5/5. Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni is a Grammy-nominated American poet, activist and author. She has written numerous volumes of poetry and has been honored with loads of awards, including 20 honorary degrees from national colleges and universities.

Her poems are /5. Brand new Book. This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 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 the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds.Mothers poem by Nikki Giovanni.

the last time i was home to see my mother we kissed exchanged pleasantries. Page us and read separate books i remember the first time i consciously saw her to people with children were prone to put in windows/5."Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgement is one of the single most important volumes of modern African-American poetry.

This book, electrifying generations with its revolutionary phrases and inspiring them with such Nikki Giovanni masterpieces as the lyrical "Nikki-Rosa" and the intimate "Knoxville, Tennessee," is the seminal volume of Nikki Giovanni's body of work/5.