This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life and work of Nikki Giovanni, one of the most prolific and well-known poets to emerge during the Black Arts Movement.
About the Author
Virginia C. Fowler, PhD, is professor of English at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword Joanne M. Braxton ix
1 To "Be Warm All the Time": The Importance of Grandmothers 1
2 Can Women Be Revolutionaries? Gender Issues in the Black Arts Movement 23
3 Running the Kitchen, Standing the Heat 53
4 Accomplishment and Responsibility 83
5 In, But Not of, the Academy 117
6 Life Changes 149
7 The Poet, the Person, the Legacy 179
Selected Bibliography 211