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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
Editor
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
Dewey number
811/.008/0896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS591.N4
LC item number
O54 2010
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Giovanni, Nikki
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  • American poetry
  • African Americans
Label
The 100 best African American poems : (*but I cheated), edited by Nikki Giovanni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 audio disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ka'ba
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore
  • The girlfriend's train
  • Nikky Finney
  • Back from the arms of big mama
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • Mama's promise
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Bop: a whistling woman
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Homage to my hips
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Train ride
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Train rides
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A great granddaddy speaks
  • Lamont B. Steptoe
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • Kevin Young
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story ; The sermon on the warpland ; We real cool
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Some kind of crazy
  • Major Jackson
  • From
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Freedom candy
  • E. Ethelbert Miller
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • The Supremes
  • Cornelius Eady
  • Jazz Suite: Nikki save me
  • Michele Scott
  • Nikki, if you were a song
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Haiku
  • DJ Renegade
  • Untitled
  • Nadir Lasana Bomani
  • Jazz baby is it in you
  • 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
  • Harriet Tubman's email 2 master
  • Truth Thomas
  • Antoine Harris
  • 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 ; The subtle art of breathing
  • Asha Bandele
  • Southern University, 1962
  • Kevin Young
  • I fade into the night
  • Poetry should ride the bus
  • Ruth Forman
  • Blues for spring
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • The bicycle wizard
  • Sharan Strange
  • Bicycles
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A clean slate
  • Fred D'Aguiar
  • Adam Daniel
  • Song through the wall
  • Akua Lezli Hope
  • A seat saved
  • Shana Yarborough
  • Sunday greens
  • Rita Dove
  • The untitled superhero poem
  • Tonya Maria Matthews
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Old Lem
  • If you saw a Negro lady
  • June Jordan
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Dedication: The Aunt
  • 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
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young
  • Those winter Sundays ; Frederick Douglass
  • Robert Hayden
  • Mari Evans
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • Choosing the blues
  • Angela Jackson
  • My father's love letters
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • A Negro love song
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • For my people
  • Lift every voice and sing ; Go down death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Between ourselves
  • Audre Lorde
  • The union of two
  • Haki R Madhubuti
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Dudley Randall
  • A poem to complement other poems
  • Haki R Madhubuti
  • Margaret Walker
  • No images
  • Waring Cuney
  • Between the world and me
  • Richard Wright
  • Theme for English B ; Harlem Suite ; Easy boogie ; Dream boogie ; Dream boogie (variation) ; Harlem ; Good morning ; Same in blues ; Island
  • Langston Hughes
  • The blue Terrance
  • Terrance Hayes
  • The 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
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Leroy
  • Things I carried coming into the world ; Topography
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Beneath me ; Autobiography
  • Jericho Brown
  • Parable of the sower
  • Pamela Sneed
  • Heritage ; Yet do I marvel ; Incident
  • Countee Cullen
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Trifle ; The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Woman with flower
  • Naomi Long Madgett
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat
  • Larry Neal
  • Cleaning
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Ars poetica: Nov 7, 2008
  • Boston year
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • She wears red
  • Jackie Warren-Moore
  • Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy
  • Tim Seibles
  • Before making love
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Be-bop
  • Sterling Plumpp
  • L. Lamar Wilson
  • Personal letter no. 3 ; Poem at thirty ; A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963
  • Remica L Bingham
  • And yeah: this is a love poem
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The carousel
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Only everything I own
  • Patricia Smith
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by the poet
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by ensemble
  • Old Lem
  • Sterling A. Brown, read by Joanne V. Gabbin
  • I am accused of tending to the past
  • Lucille Clifton, read by Sue Ott Rowlands
  • I am a black woman
  • Mari Evans, read by Val Gray Ward
  • Who can be born black?
  • CD contents:
  • Mari Evans, read by Novella Nelson
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by Linda Dixon
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young, read by Novella Nelson
  • Those winter Sundays
  • Robert Hayden, read by Carolyn Rude
  • Those winter Sundays
  • The Aunt
  • Robert Hayden, read by the poet
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes, read by Dr. Charles Steger
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson, read by Terry L. Papillon
  • The mother
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee
  • A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee and Nikki Giovanni
  • A sunset of the city
  • Mari Evans, read by Carolyn H. Dixon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Countee Cullen, read by Kevin G. McDonald
  • Incident
  • Countee Cullen, read by Gena E. Chandler
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, read by Novella Nelson
  • The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson, read by Ethel Morgan Smith
  • Boston year
  • For my people
  • Elizabeth Alexander, read by the poet
  • Personal letter no. 3
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • Poem at thirty
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore, read by Ethel Morgan Smith
  • Mama's promise
  • Margaret Walker, read by Val Gray Ward
  • Marilyn Nelson, read by the poet
  • Homage to my hips
  • Lucille Clifton, read by Ennis McCrery
  • Train rides
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by Virginia C. Fowler
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natasha Trethewey, read by Joanne V. Gabbin
  • Nikki, if you were a song
  • Kwame Alexander, read by Novella Nelson
  • A river that flows forever, and The rose that grew from concrete
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
  • Tupac Shakur, read by Novella Nelson
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham, read by Novella Nelson
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Ruby Dee
  • We real cool
Control code
ocn432979687
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
228 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781402221118
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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
Copyright
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 audio disc (70 min. : digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ka'ba
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore
  • The girlfriend's train
  • Nikky Finney
  • Back from the arms of big mama
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • Mama's promise
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Bop: a whistling woman
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Homage to my hips
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Train ride
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Train rides
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A great granddaddy speaks
  • Lamont B. Steptoe
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • Kevin Young
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story ; The sermon on the warpland ; We real cool
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Some kind of crazy
  • Major Jackson
  • From
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Freedom candy
  • E. Ethelbert Miller
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • The Supremes
  • Cornelius Eady
  • Jazz Suite: Nikki save me
  • Michele Scott
  • Nikki, if you were a song
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Haiku
  • DJ Renegade
  • Untitled
  • Nadir Lasana Bomani
  • Jazz baby is it in you
  • 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
  • Harriet Tubman's email 2 master
  • Truth Thomas
  • Antoine Harris
  • 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 ; The subtle art of breathing
  • Asha Bandele
  • Southern University, 1962
  • Kevin Young
  • I fade into the night
  • Poetry should ride the bus
  • Ruth Forman
  • Blues for spring
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • The bicycle wizard
  • Sharan Strange
  • Bicycles
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • A clean slate
  • Fred D'Aguiar
  • Adam Daniel
  • Song through the wall
  • Akua Lezli Hope
  • A seat saved
  • Shana Yarborough
  • Sunday greens
  • Rita Dove
  • The untitled superhero poem
  • Tonya Maria Matthews
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Old Lem
  • If you saw a Negro lady
  • June Jordan
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Dedication: The Aunt
  • 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
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young
  • Those winter Sundays ; Frederick Douglass
  • Robert Hayden
  • Mari Evans
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • Choosing the blues
  • Angela Jackson
  • My father's love letters
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • A Negro love song
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • For my people
  • Lift every voice and sing ; Go down death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Between ourselves
  • Audre Lorde
  • The union of two
  • Haki R Madhubuti
  • Ballad of Birmingham
  • Dudley Randall
  • A poem to complement other poems
  • Haki R Madhubuti
  • Margaret Walker
  • No images
  • Waring Cuney
  • Between the world and me
  • Richard Wright
  • Theme for English B ; Harlem Suite ; Easy boogie ; Dream boogie ; Dream boogie (variation) ; Harlem ; Good morning ; Same in blues ; Island
  • Langston Hughes
  • The blue Terrance
  • Terrance Hayes
  • The 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
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Leroy
  • Things I carried coming into the world ; Topography
  • Remica L. Bingham
  • Beneath me ; Autobiography
  • Jericho Brown
  • Parable of the sower
  • Pamela Sneed
  • Heritage ; Yet do I marvel ; Incident
  • Countee Cullen
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
  • Trifle ; The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Woman with flower
  • Naomi Long Madgett
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat
  • Larry Neal
  • Cleaning
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Ars poetica: Nov 7, 2008
  • Boston year
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • She wears red
  • Jackie Warren-Moore
  • Commercial break: road-runner, uneasy
  • Tim Seibles
  • Before making love
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Be-bop
  • Sterling Plumpp
  • L. Lamar Wilson
  • Personal letter no. 3 ; Poem at thirty ; A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Marchers headed for Washington, Baltimore, 1963
  • Remica L Bingham
  • And yeah: this is a love poem
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • The carousel
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Only everything I own
  • Patricia Smith
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by the poet
  • We real cool
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by ensemble
  • Old Lem
  • Sterling A. Brown, read by Joanne V. Gabbin
  • I am accused of tending to the past
  • Lucille Clifton, read by Sue Ott Rowlands
  • I am a black woman
  • Mari Evans, read by Val Gray Ward
  • Who can be born black?
  • CD contents:
  • Mari Evans, read by Novella Nelson
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by Linda Dixon
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet
  • The dry spell
  • Kevin Young, read by Novella Nelson
  • Those winter Sundays
  • Robert Hayden, read by Carolyn Rude
  • Those winter Sundays
  • The Aunt
  • Robert Hayden, read by the poet
  • The Negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes, read by Dr. Charles Steger
  • The creation
  • James Weldon Johnson, read by Terry L. Papillon
  • The mother
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee
  • A Bronzeville mother loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi mother burns bacon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee and Nikki Giovanni
  • A sunset of the city
  • Mari Evans, read by Carolyn H. Dixon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Rudy Dee
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Countee Cullen, read by Kevin G. McDonald
  • Incident
  • Countee Cullen, read by Gena E. Chandler
  • We wear the mask
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, read by Novella Nelson
  • The heart of a woman
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson, read by Ethel Morgan Smith
  • Boston year
  • For my people
  • Elizabeth Alexander, read by the poet
  • Personal letter no. 3
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • Poem at thirty
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • A poem for Sterling Brown
  • Sonia Sanchez, read by the poet
  • Lot's daughter dreams of her mother
  • Opal Moore, read by Ethel Morgan Smith
  • Mama's promise
  • Margaret Walker, read by Val Gray Ward
  • Marilyn Nelson, read by the poet
  • Homage to my hips
  • Lucille Clifton, read by Ennis McCrery
  • Train rides
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by Virginia C. Fowler
  • Drapery factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Natasha Trethewey, read by Joanne V. Gabbin
  • Nikki, if you were a song
  • Kwame Alexander, read by Novella Nelson
  • A river that flows forever, and The rose that grew from concrete
  • When you have forgotten Sunday: the love story
  • Tupac Shakur, read by Novella Nelson
  • Mercy killing
  • Remica L. Bingham, read by Novella Nelson
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Nikki Giovanni, read by the poet
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, read by Ruby Dee
  • We real cool
Control code
ocn432979687
Dimensions
22 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
228 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781402221118
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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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