By Nikki Giovanni

ISBN-10: 0062399454

ISBN-13: 9780062399458

ISBN-10: 0062399462

ISBN-13: 9780062399465

ISBN-10: 1538455528

ISBN-13: 9781538455524

One of America’s so much celebrated poets seems inward during this strong assortment, a rumination on her lifestyles and the folk who've formed her.

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred routine, became hearts and trained generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a thorough, a healer, and a sage; a sensible and brave voice who has spoken out at the delicate concerns, together with race and gender, that contact our nationwide attention.

As full of life and correct as ever, Nikki now deals us an intimate, affecting, and illuminating examine her own heritage and the mysteries of her personal middle. In A sturdy Cry, she takes us into her self assurance, describing the enjoyment and peril of getting older and recalling the violence that permeated her mom and dad’ marriage and her formative years. She will pay homage to the folk who've given her existence that means and pleasure: her grandparents, who took her in and stored her lifestyles; the poets and thinkers who've stimulated her; and the scholars who've surrounded her. Nikki additionally celebrates her buddy, Maya Angelou, and the numerous years of friendship, poetry, and kitchen-table laughter they shared prior to Angelou’s loss of life in 2014.

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