Harper Academic

Chasing Utopia

A Hybrid

by Nikki Giovanni

On Sale: 09/20/2016

Price: $15.99

Chasing Utopia

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Chasing Utopia

A Hybrid

by Nikki Giovanni

On Sale: 09/20/2016

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Price: $15.99

About the Book

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred social justice movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations about the reality of life—especially Black life--in America. One of the foremost African-American writers and activists of her generation, she has been hailed as a healer and a sage, a powerful voice on issues of race, equality, violence, and discrimination.

With Chasing Utopia, Giovanni demands that the prosaic—flowers, food, 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.

 “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

 

 

Critical Praise

“Giovanni has long been a force for literary exuberance and social responsibility. In her latest accessible, teasing, and poignant collection, she offers straightforward, plain-speaking, sneakily resonant poems . . . she celebrates the opportunity to ‘be a truth giver / contribute / something beautiful and useful to the world.’” - Booklist

“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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062562883
  • ISBN 10: 0062562886
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 09/20/2016
  • Trimsize: 5.500 in (w) x 9.250 in (h) x 0.400 in (d)
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price: $15.99
  • BISAC1 : POETRY / American / African American
  • BISAC2 : POETRY / General
  • BISAC3 : POETRY / Women Authors