Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea : Poems and Not Quite Poems
A resonant, powerful collection from one of America's preeminent poets. In "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea," Nikki Giovanni turns her pen to nature and the environment, the might and grace of women, her battle with cancer, the relationships between mothers and daughters, the state of the nation, and more.
Poet, activist, mother, and professor Nikki Giovanni has received 19 honorary degrees from colleges and universities; numerous achievement, humanitarian and recognition awards from government, private and public organizations. Most recently, she was named the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award. The author of 27 books, including the seminal Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgment, Nikki is University Distinguished Professor/English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She continues to read her work all across the country.