Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea

Poems and Not Quite Poems

By Nikki Giovanni
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060099534, 128pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

A resonant, powerful collection from one of America’s preeminent poets.

In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Nikki Giovanni turns her pen to nature and the environment, the might and grace of women, her battle with cancer, the relationships between mothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.




About the Author

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, among other honors. The author of twenty-seven books and a Grammy nominee for The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection, she is the University Distinguished Professor/English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and an Oprah Living Legend.




Praise For Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea

“One of her best collections to date.”
-Essence

“An embracing, uplifting, and sustaining voice.”
-Booklist

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