Format:
Book
Author:
Giovanni, Nikki, author.
Title:
A good cry : what we learn from tears and laughter / Nikki Giovanni.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
©2017
Description:
xi, 111 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
"Poet, firebrand, mother, radical, healer, and sage, Nikki Giovanni has always been celebrated for her inspired and courageous voice. For decades, she has spoken out on the sensitive issues -- race and gender, violence and inequality -- that touch our national consciousness. As energetic and insightful as ever, Nikki Giovanni now offers us an intimate and affecting look at her personal history and the hidden corners 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 childhood. She pays homage to the people who have given her life meaning and delight: 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. Giovanni 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. An essential work for our times and a moving chronicle of an artist's life. A Good Cry is another classic from the prolific and perennially relevant Nikki Giovanni." -- From publisher's description.
Subjects:
African American women poets.
American poetry.
Genre:
Autobiographical poetry.
Poetry.
Other Title:
Poems. Selections
Notes:
Autobiographical poems.
ISBN:
9780062399458
0062399454
Other Number:
972439425
System Availability:
9
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
9
Control Number:
1348871
Call Number:
811.6 G512PG 2017
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
6
# System items in:
6