100 Best African American Poems
PUBLISHED: November 2010
Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the difficult task of selecting the 100 best African- American works from classic and contemporary poets. Kwame Alexander served on the advisory committee for this book and has several poems included. This startlingly vibrant collection spans from historic to modern, from structured to free-form, and reflects the rich roots and visionary future of African-American verse in American culture. The resulting selections prove to be an exciting mix of most-loved chestnuts and daring new writing. Most of all, the voice of a culture comes through in this collection, one that is as talented, diverse, and varied as its people.