Conversations with Nikki Giovanni
(Book)

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Published
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1992.
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Book
ISBN
087805586X (cloth : alk. paper), 9780878055869 (cloth : alk. paper), 0878055878 (paper : alk. paper), 9780878055876 (paper : alk. paper)
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Leominster Public Library - Adult811 GIOVANNIAvailable
Springfield Main Library - AdultBIO GIOVANNI NIKKI AutoAvailable
Worcester Main Library - Nonfiction811.54 GIOVANNIAvailable

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Published
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1992.
Physical Desc
xxii, 220 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
087805586X (cloth : alk. paper), 9780878055869 (cloth : alk. paper), 0878055878 (paper : alk. paper), 9780878055876 (paper : alk. paper)

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Includes index.
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Out of this collection of twenty-two interviews spanning two decades rises the distinctive voice of "the princess of black poetry." Nikki Giovanni entered the literary world at the height of the Black Arts Movement and quickly achieved not simple fame but stardom, a phenomenon almost unprecedented for a poet. Her first two volumes of poetry, Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgement, gave expression to the thoughts and feelings of a generation of young.
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African-Americans and established Giovanni, in the minds of many, as a "revolutionary," even militant, poet. The image was not altogether accurate, yet it became the gauge by which her later work was assessed. In these conversations with Giovanni the reader can follow the evolution of her distinctive voice and the sensibility of the poet's mind. She chooses her words carefully, while giving an impression of spontaneity and even of glibness. Included here is an excerpt.
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from her conversation with James Baldwin, an interview that first aired on the television program Soul!, later published as A Dialogue. Also included is an excerpt from A Poetic Equation, her lengthy talk with the poet Margaret Walker. In this exchange of ideas and opinions with Walker a young poet new to the literary world assumes the role of spokesperson for a generation.

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