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The bold, romantic, and sometimes erotic poems found here include "Seduction," "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and "My House."
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In one way or another, love shapes most of Giovanni's smart, to-the-point, and emotionally candid poems, but it's wonderful to have a volume devoted strictly to her love poems, especially since it contains 20 new compositions. Giovanni is one of America's most popular poets, because she speaks her mind clearly and has such a good time doing it. As she writes in "A Poem: For Langston Hughes": "wool is sheared . . . silk is spun / weaving is hard . . . but words are fun," a sentiment she brings to rich fruition in her more playful poems, rhyming wonders reminiscent of old blues lyrics where every line is a double entendre, the sort of hand-on-your-hip songs Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington sashayed and smiled their way through. But Giovanni turns more somber and reflective as she expresses the love of a daughter and mother, and a woman's deep-down love for a man that far outlasts the giddy romp of romance. Donna SeamanSee all Editorial Reviews
Bought this book club members and they loved it! Nikki Giovanni is my favorite poet and she never disappoints.Published 2 months ago by Lavenderbeauty Lavenderbeauty
If your a romantic person like me, this book of love poems is right for you. Loving every page of it..Published 2 months ago by elvinajones83
I loved this book. I have always wanted to explore more poetry by Nikki and this was what I feel is a great start. Love is always a great place to start.Published 4 months ago by Brittany
This books warmed my heart & soul. These love poems are not just for lovers, they are for sisters, brothers, mothers, dads, family and friends. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marcia Harris
The poems were fun and easy to read. I shared these poems with my teenage bookclub for discussion and they loved it.Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
This is a very nice book of poetry, I'm not a big reader of poetry but I could connect with the words and phrases.Published 21 months ago by Nikeshea Spears
To the reviewer who was looking for "Love Poems" you can tell she was unfamiliar with Ms. Giovanni,because the KKK subject matter would not have been a surprise and yes, that was... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by D. A. Harper