Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea - Poems and Not Quite Poems - cover

Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea - Poems and Not Quite Poems

Nikki Giovanni

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0


“One of her best collections to date.” —EssenceQuilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today. From Black Feeling, Black Talk and Black Judgment in the 1960s to Bicycles in 2010, Giovanni’s poetry has influenced literary figures from James Baldwin to Blackalicious, and touched millions of readers worldwide. In Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Giovanni turns her gaze toward the state of the world around her, and offers a daring, resonant look inside her own self as well.

Other books that might interest you

  • Into My Dark Mind - cover

    Into My Dark Mind

    Johnathan Bishop

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Upon the rack
    her limbs stretched taut
    she groans in pain
    yet I care naught,
    for she is here
    to serve My need
    cater to Me
    and take My seed.
    her breath cut short
    by one more notch
    and by the hemp
    which splits her crotch,
    her eyes emit
    a silent plea
    that I will grant
    her no mercy.
    Show book
  • Sea of Strangers - cover

    Sea of Strangers

    Lang Leav

    • 0
    • 21
    • 0
    This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart. 
    Show book
  • Macbeth - cover


    William Shakespeare, SBP Editors

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the greatest tragic dramas the world has known. Macbeth himself, a brave warrior, is fatally impelled by supernatural forces, by his proud wife, and by his own burgeoning ambition.
    The play is set in Scotland. Returning from battle with his companion Banquo, the nobleman Macbeth meets a group of witches. They predict that Macbeth will first become thane (baron) of Cawdor and then king of Scotland. Urged on by Lady Macbeth, his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan. But Duncan's sons, Malcolm and Donalbain, escape. Macbeth then seizes the throne of Scotland. But Macbeth has no peace. In a bid to prevent Banquo's descendants from becoming kings according to the witches' prophecy, Macbeth arranges for him to be murdered, along with his son Fleance. Macbeth's men kill Banquo, but Fleance escapes. Haunted by Banquo's ghost, Macbeth seeks counsel from the witches. They tell him to beware of Macduff, another Scottish nobleman. Macbeth is now hardened to killing. He orders the murder of Macduff's wife and children. By contrast, Lady Macbeth, who had encouraged her husband to embark upon his path of slaughter, goes mad with guilt and dies. Macduff's army attacks Macbeth's forces. Macduff meets Macbeth in single combat and kills him. Malcolm, Duncan's son, is then proclaimed king of Scotland. 
    William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon' (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language. 
    Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. Scholars believe that he died on his fifty-second birthday, coinciding with St George’s Day. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. 
    Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608. He was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians hero-worshipped Shakespeare. In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
    Show book
  • Trials and Tribulations of a Fried Bologna Sandwich - cover

    Trials and Tribulations of a...

    Dee Brown

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Trials and Tribulations of a Fried Bologna Sandwich:  These compilations of poetry mirror the images and outlines urban portraits in voice.  Each piece echoes an experience,
    occurrence, development, story, or triumph that rises from concrete gardens, throughout urban America.  Trials and Tribulations of a Fried Bologna Sandwich illustrates spectrums of the black community that spells the good, the bad, and the ugly.presented in the complete beauty of us.
    Show book
  • Expect Delays - cover

    Expect Delays

    Bill Berkson

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Praise for Bill Berkson: 
    "A serene master of syntactical sleight and transformer of the mundane into the marvelous."—Publishers Weekly 
    Wide-ranging and experimental, Expect Delays confronts past and present with rare equilibrium, eyeballing mortality while appreciating the richness and surprise, as well as the inevitable griefs, inherent in the time allowed. 
    Dress Trope 
    Critics should wearwhite jackets likelab technicians;curators, zookeepers' caps;and art historians,lead apronsto protect them fromimpendingradiant fact. 
    Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, and professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute.
    Show book
  • The fox woman and other stories - cover

    The fox woman and other stories

    Abraham Merritt

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    American editor and author of works of fantastic fiction of some interest.
    Originally trained in law, he turned to journalism, first as a correspondent, and later as editor. In 1917, published his first fantasy, The People of the Pit, in Weird Tales. This was followed by many more tales, including: Through the Dragon Glass [1917], The Moon Pool [1918] and its sequel The Conquest of the Moon Pool [1919], The Metal Monster [1920], The Face in the Abyss [1923], The Ship of Ishtar, Dwellers in the Mirage [1932], The Woman of the Wood [1926], Burn, Witch, Burn! [1932], Creep, Shadow, Creep! [1934], The Drone Man [1934] and The Fox Woman [1946].
    Merrit also had a passion for exotic plants, writing numerous articles on botany. Also discoverer, with S. Weir Mitchell, of psychedelic drugs.
    He died in Florida in 1943, after a heart attack.
    Show book