Thursday, October 14, 2010

Poetry for the Soul

I come from a family of poets, however, the poetic "gene" skipped me. Luckily, I can enjoy some of the greatest poems with Sourcebook's new title, "The 100 Best African-American Poems," selected by renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.

A collection of African-American works from classic poets like Richard Wright to contemporary artists like hip-hop legend Tupac Shukar - this book is bound to take you on a phenomenal poetic journey. Plus, it includes an audio CD featuring poems read by the poets themselves such as the glorious Gwendolyn Brooks, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and more! If you're a poetry fan or know someone who is, this book is a definite must-have.


Available at bookstores nationwide for $22.99 next month.

Are you a fan of poetry? Are you a poet yourself? Tell me and one lucky reader will win this book. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced next week.

**Btw, the winner of the Fresh Plum Lip Tint is Catherine A. Congratulations and please send me your mailing address.

13 comments:

antithesis said...

i cant remember the last time i read a good poetry book but i am a fan!

Chai said...

LOVE Nikki! Would definitely pick this up....!

Rethabile said...

Poetry genes don't skip anyone. I know how to make them come out talking. But it's costly.

Shawnta said...

Love poetry! I enjoy reading & listening to poems but I rarely, if ever (Hmm? I guess it has been awhile) write any.

Chloe Aquil said...
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Chloe Aquil said...

I am a poet myself, I was recently published in an Adult Anthology "EROS 369 II" . I would love to get my hands on this book and see what Nikki considers talent. <3

Rebee said...

I want this book!!!

CY♥ said...

I love poetry! I met Nikki Giovanni when she came to speak at my school [ I brought her through a group that plans speakers ] & she is amazing! I would love this book!

alesum said...

All in all, time well spended here.
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alesum

Jennifer said...

I love poetry and write poems here and there. I'd love this book!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

The winner is Jennifer! Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address.

GrannyBaby1 said...

Hey Chi town homie! Yesterday my niece asked for poems by Black females to share with my grandniece, a 13-yo poetess. A friend recommended your site and voila. I'll be waiting with bated breath for publication. (unless u want to award a 2nd copy)

Tawanna said...

I'm sure this will be a good book, with good talent, but with out my poetry it can't be the best. Soul Natural.......... Love ya BGG!