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“A new book of poetry by my favorite contemporary poet is immediately cause for celebration. Her strong clear voice shines on every page. A fantastic collection!”
— Michael Burns, Howard's Bookstore, Bloomington, IN
In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge, inform and inspire. Sometimes controversial, sometimes ethereal, but always beautiful, her poems move readers of all hues and generations.
With Bicycles, she's collected poems that serve as a companion to her 1997 Love Poems. An instant classic, that bookromantic, bold, and eroticexpressed notions of love in ways that were delightfully unexpected. In the years that followed, Giovanni experienced losses both public and private: a mother's passing, a sister's too, and a massacre on the campus where she teaches. Yet just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni rediscovered lovewhat she calls the antidote. Here romantic loveand all its manifestations, the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heartis distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets.
“Easily one of [Giovanni’s] most powerful offerings to date.”
“Bicycles is powered as much by Giovanni’s warmth and authenticity as by her words.”
-Christian Science Monitor