A Good Cry & Love Poems

What We Learn From Tears and Laughter
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Author(s): Nikki Giovanni
Original Publish Date: Oct 24, 2017
Product Number: EB00694388
Released: Oct 24, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062399472
Publisher: William Morrow
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Description

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a courageous activist who has spoken out on the sensitive issues that touch our national consciousness, including race and gender, social justice, protest, violence in the home and in the streets, and why black lives matter. One of America's most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her. As energetic and relevant as ever, Nikki now offers us an intimate, affecting, and illuminating look at her personal history and the mysteries of her own heart. In A Good Cry, she takes us into her confidence, describing the joy and peril of aging and recalling the violence that permeated her parents' marriage and her early life. She pays homage to the people who have given her life meaning and joy: her grandparents, who took her in and saved her life; the poets and thinkers who have influenced her; and the students who have surrounded her. Nikki also celebrates her good friend, Maya Angelou, and the many years of friendship, poetry, and kitchen-table laughter they shared before Angelou's death in 2014.

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Author(s): Nikki Giovanni
Narrator(s): Nikki Giovanni
Product Number DD34300
Released: Oct 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538455524
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Author(s): Nikki Giovanni
Narrator(s): Nikki Giovanni
Product Number Z100123589
Released: Oct 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062743091

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