Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid


From one in every of America’s so much celebrated poets, Nikki Giovanni, comes this poignant number of poetry that celebrates the straightforward pleasures of lifestyle and the bonds we percentage with these closest to us.

“This slender quantity delights on each web page. There are tales, imaginings, whimsy, and startling pictures which turn out the poet’s energy and her command of language . . . someone with a love of language may be overjoyed with this ebook and the continued e-book of America’s valuable poet.”—San Francisco booklet Review

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred routine and encouraged songs, grew to become hearts and trained generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a countrywide treasure. yet Giovanni's center is living within the daily, the place family members and fans assemble, buddies commune, and people now not with us are remembered. And at each accumulating there's food—food as sustenance, foodstuff as aphrodisiac, nutrients as reminiscence. A pot of beans is flavored along with her mother's sighs—this sigh half cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a dinner party as an confirmation of ongoing ardour; homage is paid to the main typical appetizer: soup.

With Chasing Utopia, Giovanni calls for that the prosaic—flowers, birdsong, winter—be visible as poetic, and reaffirms once more why she is as lively, "remarkable" (Gwendolyn Brooks), "wonderful" (Marian Wright Edelman),"outspoken, prolific, full of life" (New York Times), and appropriate as ever.

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