Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid

Author: Nikki Giovanni
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Category: Biography: General, Poetry By Individual Poets
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

From one of America's most celebrated poets, Nikki Giovanni, comes this poignant collection of poetry that celebrates the simple pleasures of everyday life and the bonds we share with those closest to us.

This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poet's power and her command of language . . . Anyone with a love of language will be delighted with this book and the continuing publication of America's treasured poet.--San Francisco Book Review

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a national treasure. But Giovanni's heart resides in the everyday, where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered. And at every gathering there is food--food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans is flavored with her mother's sighs--this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer: soup.

With Chasing Utopia, Giovanni demands that the prosaic--flowers, birdsong, winter--be seen as poetic, and reaffirms once again why she is as energetic, remarkable (Gwendolyn Brooks), wonderful (Marian Wright Edelman),outspoken, prolific, energetic (New York Times), and relevant as ever.

About Nikki Giovanni
Poet, activist, mother and professor Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Over the span of thirty years, Nikki has received nineteen honorary degrees from colleges and universities.


SKU BK-9780062562883
Barcode # 9780062562883
Brand HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Artist / Author Nikki Giovanni
Shipping Weight 0.1800kg
Shipping Width 13.900m
Shipping Height 1.200m
Shipping Length 23.400m

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