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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 tested herself as a author who can entertain and problem, tell and encourage. occasionally debatable, occasionally airy, yet consistently attractive, her poems circulation readers of all colours and generations.

With Bicycles, she's gathered poems that function a better half to her 1997 Love Poems. An fast 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 whilst it appeared existence 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 ahead of by way of one in every of our so much proficient poets.

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