Bicycles: Love Poems
The companion work to Nikki Giovanni’s much acclaimed and bestselling Love Poems.
In a career that has earned her acolades, 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 book Love Poems. An instant classic, that book—romantic, bold, and erotic—expressed 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. A massacre on the campus at which she teaches. And just when it seemed life was spinning out of control, Giovanni rediscovered love—what she calls the antidote. Here romantic love and all its manifestations—the physical touch, the emotional pull, the hungry heart—are distilled as never before by one of our most talented poets.
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February 2, 2010