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The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated), edited by Nikki Giovanni

Label
The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated)
Title
The 100 best African American poems
Title remainder
(*but I cheated)
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nikki Giovanni
Title variation
  • One hundred best African American poems
  • Best 100 African American poems
  • Best one hundred African American poems
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains 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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
index present
Literary form
poetry
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Giovanni, Nikki
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  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
Label
The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated), edited by Nikki Giovanni
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Accompanying CD: "Featuring performances on CD by Ruby Dee, Novella Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Alexander, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, and many more friends..."
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Ka'ba
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
  • The sermon on the warpland
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Jazz baby is it in you
  • Antoine Harris
  • "I fade into the night"
  • Adam Daniel
  • The aunt
  • Old Lem
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • I am accused of tending to the past
  • Lucille Clifton
  • I am a black woman
  • Who can be born black?
  • Mari Evans
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Mari Evans
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young
  • Those winter Sundays
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Robert Hayden
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • Choosing the blues
  • Angela Jackson
  • My father's love letters
  • For my people
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • A Negro love song
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Lift every voice and sing
  • Go down death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Between ourselves
  • Audre Lorde
  • Margaret Walker
  • The union of two
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Dudley Randall
  • A poem to complement other poems
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • No images
  • Waring Cuney
  • Between the world and me
  • Richard Wright
  • Leroy
  • Theme for English B
  • Easy boogie
  • Dream boogie
  • Dream boogie (variation)
  • Harlem
  • Good morning
  • Same in blues
  • Island
  • Langston Hughes
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Ars poetica: Nov. 7, 2008
  • L. Lamar Wilson
  • Topography
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Beneath me
  • Autobiography
  • Jericho Brown
  • Parable of the sower
  • Pamela Sneed
  • Heritage
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Incident
  • The blue Terrance
  • Countee Cullen
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Trifle
  • The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Woman with flower
  • Naomi Long Madgett
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat
  • Larry Neal
  • Cleaning
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Boston year
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • She wears red
  • Jackie Warren-Moore
  • Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy
  • Tim Seibles
  • The mother
  • Before making love
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Be-bop
  • Sterling Plumpp
  • Personal letter no. 3
  • Poem at thirty
  • A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon
  • And yeah...this is a love poem
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The carousel
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Only everything I own
  • Patricia Smith
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore
  • The girlfriend's train
  • Nikky Finney
  • The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till
  • Back from the arms of big mama
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • Mama's promise
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Bop: a whistling woman
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • A sunset of the city
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Things I carried coming into the world
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • Kevin Young
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natash Trethewey
  • Some kind of crazy
  • Major Jackson
  • From
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Homage to my hips
  • Freedom candy
  • E. Ethelbert Miller
  • The Supremes
  • Cornelius Eady
  • Nikki save me
  • Michele Scott
  • "Nikki, if you were a song ..."
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Haiku
  • DJ Renegade
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Untitled
  • Nadir Lasana Bomani
  • "I wish I could've seen it ..."
  • Leodis McCray
  • That and some mo'
  • DJ Renegade
  • Sometime in the summer there's October
  • Tony Medina
  • Dancing naked on the floor
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Train ride
  • Harriet Tubman's email 2 master
  • Truth Thomas
  • A river that flows forever
  • The rose that grew from concrete
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Rochelle
  • Reuben Jackson
  • All their stanzas look alike
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • From the center 2 the edge
  • Kwame Dawes
  • The subtle art of breathing
  • Asha Bandele
  • Southern University, 1962
  • Kevin Young
  • Poetry should ride the bus
  • Ruth Forman
  • Blues for spring
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • The bicycle wizard
  • Sharan Strange
  • Train rides
  • Bicycles
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A clean slate
  • Fred D'Aguiar
  • Song through the wall
  • Akua Lezli Hope
  • A seat saved
  • Shana Yarborough
  • Sunday greens
  • Rita Dove
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The untitled superhero poem
  • Tonya Maria Matthews
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • If you saw a Negro lady
  • June Jordan
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A great granddaddy speaks
  • Lamont B. Steptoe
Control code
432979687
Dimensions
22 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
228 p.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781402221118
Isbn Type
:
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)432979687
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated), edited by Nikki Giovanni
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Accompanying CD: "Featuring performances on CD by Ruby Dee, Novella Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Alexander, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, and many more friends..."
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Ka'ba
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
  • The sermon on the warpland
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Jazz baby is it in you
  • Antoine Harris
  • "I fade into the night"
  • Adam Daniel
  • The aunt
  • Old Lem
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • I am accused of tending to the past
  • Lucille Clifton
  • I am a black woman
  • Who can be born black?
  • Mari Evans
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Mari Evans
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young
  • Those winter Sundays
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Robert Hayden
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • Choosing the blues
  • Angela Jackson
  • My father's love letters
  • For my people
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • A Negro love song
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Lift every voice and sing
  • Go down death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Between ourselves
  • Audre Lorde
  • Margaret Walker
  • The union of two
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Dudley Randall
  • A poem to complement other poems
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • No images
  • Waring Cuney
  • Between the world and me
  • Richard Wright
  • Leroy
  • Theme for English B
  • Easy boogie
  • Dream boogie
  • Dream boogie (variation)
  • Harlem
  • Good morning
  • Same in blues
  • Island
  • Langston Hughes
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Ars poetica: Nov. 7, 2008
  • L. Lamar Wilson
  • Topography
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Beneath me
  • Autobiography
  • Jericho Brown
  • Parable of the sower
  • Pamela Sneed
  • Heritage
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Incident
  • The blue Terrance
  • Countee Cullen
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Trifle
  • The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Woman with flower
  • Naomi Long Madgett
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat
  • Larry Neal
  • Cleaning
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Boston year
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • She wears red
  • Jackie Warren-Moore
  • Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy
  • Tim Seibles
  • The mother
  • Before making love
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Be-bop
  • Sterling Plumpp
  • Personal letter no. 3
  • Poem at thirty
  • A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon
  • And yeah...this is a love poem
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The carousel
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Only everything I own
  • Patricia Smith
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore
  • The girlfriend's train
  • Nikky Finney
  • The last quatrain of the ballad of Emmett Till
  • Back from the arms of big mama
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • Mama's promise
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Bop: a whistling woman
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • A sunset of the city
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Things I carried coming into the world
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • Kevin Young
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natash Trethewey
  • Some kind of crazy
  • Major Jackson
  • From
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Homage to my hips
  • Freedom candy
  • E. Ethelbert Miller
  • The Supremes
  • Cornelius Eady
  • Nikki save me
  • Michele Scott
  • "Nikki, if you were a song ..."
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Haiku
  • DJ Renegade
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Untitled
  • Nadir Lasana Bomani
  • "I wish I could've seen it ..."
  • Leodis McCray
  • That and some mo'
  • DJ Renegade
  • Sometime in the summer there's October
  • Tony Medina
  • Dancing naked on the floor
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Train ride
  • Harriet Tubman's email 2 master
  • Truth Thomas
  • A river that flows forever
  • The rose that grew from concrete
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Rochelle
  • Reuben Jackson
  • All their stanzas look alike
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • From the center 2 the edge
  • Kwame Dawes
  • The subtle art of breathing
  • Asha Bandele
  • Southern University, 1962
  • Kevin Young
  • Poetry should ride the bus
  • Ruth Forman
  • Blues for spring
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • The bicycle wizard
  • Sharan Strange
  • Train rides
  • Bicycles
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A clean slate
  • Fred D'Aguiar
  • Song through the wall
  • Akua Lezli Hope
  • A seat saved
  • Shana Yarborough
  • Sunday greens
  • Rita Dove
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The untitled superhero poem
  • Tonya Maria Matthews
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • If you saw a Negro lady
  • June Jordan
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A great granddaddy speaks
  • Lamont B. Steptoe
Control code
432979687
Dimensions
22 cm. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
228 p.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781402221118
Isbn Type
:
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)432979687
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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