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Chasing Utopia

A Hybrid

By Nikki Giovanni

With Chasing Utopia, Nikki Giovanni, one of America’s most celebrated artists, demands that the prosaic—flowers, birdsong, winter—be seen as poetic.

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a healer and a national treasure. But if her reputation is writ large upon the national stage, her heart resides in the everyday where family and lovers gather, friends commune, and those no longer with us are remembered.

And at every gathering there is food, food as sustenance, food as aphrodisiac, food as memory. A pot of beans are flavored with her mother’s sighs, this sigh part cardamom, that one the essence of clove; a lover requests a banquet as an affirmation of ongoing passion; an homage is paid to the most time-honored appetizer, soup.

Chasing Utopia affirms once again why Nikki Giovanni is as energetic, “remarkable” (Gwendolyn Brooks), “wonderful” (Marian Wright Edleman), “outspoken, prolific, energetic” (New York Times), and as relevant as ever

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Eastover
  • LIT Poetry Gio, Nonfiction
1 available at North Main
  • 811.54 Gio, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780688156978


Format: Book
Author: Giovanni, Nikki
Title: Chasing Utopia : a hybrid / Nikki Giovanni.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Isbn: 9780688156978
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 811.54 Gio
Oclc: 827260103
Upc:
Bib Id: 457690

Format: Book
Author: Giovanni, Nikki
Title: Chasing Utopia : a hybrid / Nikki Giovanni.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]
Description: xi, 143 pages ; 25 cm
Other Title: Poems. Selections
LCCN: 2013008776
ISBN: 9780688156978
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 811.54 Gio