By Nikki Giovanni

In a occupation that has earned her accolades, honorary levels, and awards from either fellow poets and daily poetry fans, Nikki Giovanni has verified herself as a author who can entertain and problem, tell and encourage. occasionally debatable, occasionally airy, yet continuously appealing, her poems flow readers of all colors and generations.

With Bicycles, she's gathered poems that function a significant other to her 1997 Love Poems. An quick vintage, that book—romantic, daring, and erotic—expressed notions of affection in ways in which have been delightfully unforeseen. within the years that undefined, Giovanni skilled losses either private and non-private: a mother's passing, a sister's too, and a bloodbath at the campus the place she teaches. but simply while it appeared lifestyles used to be spinning uncontrolled, Giovanni rediscovered love—what she calls the antidote. right here romantic love—and all its manifestations, the actual contact, the emotional pull, the hungry heart—is distilled as by no means sooner than via certainly one of our such a lot proficient poets.

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