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edited by Nikki Giovanni.

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Names: Giovanni, Nikki,
Published: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2010.
Topics: American poetry - African American authors. | African Americans - Poetry. | American poetry - African American authors. | African Americans - Poetry. | American poetry - African American authors. | African Americans - Poetry.
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245 04|aThe 100 best African American poems :|b(*but I cheated) /|cedited by Nikki Giovanni.
246 3 |aOne hundred best African American poems
246 3 |aBest 100 African American poems
246 3 |aBest one hundred African American poems
264 1|aNaperville, Illinois :|bSourcebooks MediaFusion,|c2010.
264 4|c©2010
300 |a228 pages ;|c22 cm +|e1 audio disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
336 |atext|btxt|2rdacontent
337 |aunmediated|bn|2rdamedia
338 |avolume|bnc|2rdacarrier
370 |cUnited States|2naf
386 |neth|aAfrican Americans|2lcdgt
386 |nnat|aAmericans|2lcdgt
500 |aIncludes index.
500 |aAccompanying CD: "Featuring performances on CD by Ruby Dee, Novella Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Alexander, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, and many more friends ..."
505 00|tDedication: The Aunt /|rMari Evans --|tFor my people /|rMargaret Walker --|tLeroy /|rAmiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) --|tArs poetica: Nov 7, 2008 /|rL. Lamar Wilson --|tKa'ba /|rAmiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) --|tWhen you have forgotten Sunday: the love story ; The sermon on the warpland ; We real cool /|rGwendolyn Brooks --|tJazz baby is it in you /|rAntoine Harris --|tI fade into the night /|rAdam Daniel --|tOld Lem /|rSterling A. Brown --|tI am accused of tending to the past /|rLucille Clifton --|tI am a black woman ; Who can be born black? /|rMari Evans --|tNikki-Rosa ; Knoxville, Tennessee /|rNikki Giovanni --|tThe dry spell /|rKevin Young --|tThose winter Sundays ; Frederick Douglass /|rRobert Hayden --|tThe Negro speaks of rivers /|rLangston Hughes --|tChoosing the blues /|rAngela Jackson --|tMy father's love letters /|rYusef Komunyakaa --|tThe creation /|rJames Weldon Johnson --|tA Negro love song /|rPaul Laurence Dunbar --|tLift every voice and sing ; Go down death /|rJames Weldon Johnson --|tBetween ourselves /|rAudre Lorde --|tThe union of two /|rHaki R Madhubuti --|tBallad of Birmingham /|rDudley Randall --|tA poem to complement other poems /|rHaki R Madhubuti --|tNo images /|rWaring Cuney --|tBetween the world and me /|rRichard Wright --|tTheme for English B ; Harlem Suite ; Easy boogie ; Dream boogie ; Dream boogie (variation) ; Harlem ; Good morning ; Same in blues ; Island /|rLangston Hughes --|tThe blue Terrance /|rTerrance Hayes --|tThe mother ; A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon ; The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till ; A sunset of the city /|rGwendolyn Brooks --|tThings I carried coming into the world ; Topography /|rRemica L. Bingham --|tBeneath me ; Autobiography /|rJericho Brown --|tParable of the sower /|rPamela Sneed --|tHeritage ; Yet do I marvel ; Incident /|rCountee Cullen --|tWe wear the mask /|rPaul Laurence Dunbar --|tTrifle ; The heart of a woman /|rGeorgia Douglas Johnson --|tWoman with flower /|rNaomi Long Madgett --|tThe idea of ancestry /|rEtheridge Knight --|tDon't say goodbye to the porkpie hat /|rLarry Neal --|tCleaning /|rCamille T. Dungy --|tBoston year /|rElizabeth Alexander --|tShe wears red /|rJackie Warren-Moore --|tCommercial break: road-runner, uneasy /|rTim Seibles --|tBefore making love /|rToi Derricotte --|tBe-bop /|rSterling Plumpp --|tPersonal letter no. 3 ; Poem at thirty ; A poem for Sterling Brown /|rSonia Sanchez --|tMarchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963 /|rRemica L Bingham --|tAnd yeah: this is a love poem /|rNikki Giovanni --|tThe carousel /|rGloria C. Oden --|tOnly everything I own /|rPatricia Smith --|tLot's daughter dreams of her mother /|rOpal Moore --|tThe girlfriend's train /|rNikky Finney --|tBack from the arms of big mama /|rAfaa Michael Weaver --|tMama's promise /|rMarilyn Nelson --|tBop: a whistling woman /|rLyrae Van Clief-Stefanon --|tHomage to my hips /|rLucille Clifton --|tTrain ride /|rKwame Dawes --|tTrain rides /|rNikki Giovanni --|tA great granddaddy speaks /|rLamont B. Steptoe --|tEddie Priest's barbershop & notary /|rKevin Young --|tView of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School /|rThomas Sayers Ellis --|tDrapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 /|rNatasha Trethewey --|tSome kind of crazy /|rMajor Jackson --|tFrom /|rA. Van Jordan --|tFreedom candy /|rE. Ethelbert Miller --|tThe Supremes /|rCornelius Eady --|tJazz Suite: Nikki save me /|rMichele Scott --|tNikki, if you were a song /|rKwame Alexander --|tHaiku /|rDJ Renegade --|tUntitled /|rNadir Lasana Bomani --|tI wish I could've seen it /|rLeodis McCray --|tThat and some mo' /|rDJ Renegade --|tSometime in the summer there's October /|rTony Medina --|tDancing naked on the floor /|rKwame Alexander --|tHarriet Tubman's email 2 master /|rTruth Thomas --|tA river that flows forever ; The rose that grew from concrete /|rTupac Shakur --|tRochelle /|rReuben Jackson --|tAll their stanzas look alike /|rThomas Sayers Ellis --|tFrom the center 2 the edge ; The subtle art of breathing /|rAsha Bandele --|tSouthern University, 1962 /|rKevin Young --|tPoetry should ride the bus /|rRuth Forman --|tBlues for spring /|rColleen J. McElroy --|tThe bicycle wizard /|rSharan Strange --|tBicycles /|rNikki Giovanni --|tA clean slate /|rFred D'Aguiar --|tSong through the wall /|rAkua Lezli Hope --|tA seat saved /|rShana Yarborough --|tSunday greens /|rRita Dove --|tThe untitled superhero poem /|rTonya Maria Matthews --|tMercy killing /|rRemica L. Bingham --|tIf you saw a Negro lady /|rJune Jordan --|tEgo tripping (there may be a reason why) /|rNikki Giovanni.
505 00|gCD contents:|tThe Aunt /|rMari Evans, read by Carolyn H. Dixon --|tFor my people /|rMargaret Walker, read by Val Gray Ward --|tWhen you have forgotten Sunday: the love story /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by Ruby Dee --|tWe real cool /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by the poet --|tWe real cool /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by ensemble --|tOld Lem /|rSterling A. Brown, read by Joanne V. Gabbin --|tI am accused of tending to the past /|rLucille Clifton, read by Sue Ott Rowlands --|tI am a black woman /|rMari Evans, read by Val Gray Ward --|tWho can be born black? /|rMari Evans, read by Novella Nelson --|tNikki-Rosa /|rNikki Giovanni, read by Linda Dixon --|tKnoxville, Tennessee /|rNikki Giovanni, read by the poet --|tThe dry spell /|rKevin Young, read by Novella Nelson --|tThose winter Sundays /|rRobert Hayden, read by Carolyn Rude --|tThose winter Sundays /|rRobert Hayden, read by the poet --|tThe Negro speaks of rivers /|rLangston Hughes, read by Dr. Charles Steger --|tThe creation /|rJames Weldon Johnson, read by Terry L. Papillon --|tThe mother /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee --|tA Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee and Nikki Giovanni --|tA sunset of the city /|rGwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee --|tYet do I marvel /|rCountee Cullen, read by Kevin G. McDonald --|tIncident /|rCountee Cullen, read by Gena E. Chandler --|tWe wear the mask /|rPaul Laurence Dunbar, read by Novella Nelson --|tThe heart of a woman /|rGeorgia Douglas Johnson, read by Ethel Morgan Smith --|tBoston year /|rElizabeth Alexander, read by the poet --|tPersonal letter no. 3 /|rSonia Sanchez, read by the poet --|tPoem at thirty /|rSonia Sanchez, read by the poet --|tA poem for Sterling Brown /|rSonia Sanchez, read by the poet --|tLot's daughter dreams of her mother /|rOpal Moore, read by Ethel Morgan Smith --|tMama's promise /|rMarilyn Nelson, read by the poet --|tHomage to my hips /|rLucille Clifton, read by Ennis McCrery --|tTrain rides /|rNikki Giovanni, read by Virginia C. Fowler --|tDrapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 /|rNatasha Trethewey, read by Joanne V. Gabbin --|tNikki, if you were a song /|rKwame Alexander, read by Novella Nelson --|tA river that flows forever, and The rose that grew from concrete /|rTupac Shakur, read by Novella Nelson --|tMercy killing /|rRemica L. Bingham, read by Novella Nelson --|tEgo tripping (there may be a reason why) /|rNikki Giovanni, read by the poet.
520 |aContains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove.
590 |aOCLC|bWorldCat Holdings
650 0|aAmerican poetry|xAfrican American authors.
650 0|aAfrican Americans|vPoetry.
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650 7|aAmerican poetry|xAfrican American authors.|2sears
650 7|aAfrican Americans|vPoetry.|2sears
650 4|aAmerican poetry|xAfrican American authors.
650 4|aAfrican Americans|vPoetry.
655 7|aPoetry readings (Sound recordings)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01910819
655 7|aPoetry.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423828
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655 7|3Accompanying disc:|aPoetry readings (Sound recordings)|2lcgft
700 1 |aGiovanni, Nikki,|eeditor.

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