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by Nikki Giovanni

Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day download ebook
ISBN:
068808365X
ISBN13:
978-0688083656
Author:
Nikki Giovanni
Publisher:
Harper Perennial (April 1, 1980)
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96 pages
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1852 kb
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A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and intorspective of all Giovanni's collections

A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and intorspective of all Giovanni's collections. Moving from the emotionally fraught political arena to the intimate realm of the personal.

A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and introspective of all Giovanni's collections

A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and introspective of all Giovanni's collections.

Nikki Giovanni's Other Poems.

Nikki Giovanni (June 7, 1943, Knoxville, Tennessee). Nikki Giovanni's Other Poems.

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Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (Morrow 1978) is one of the most poignant and introspective of all Giovanni's collections. These poems chronicle the drastic change that took place during the 1970s––when the dreams of the Civil Rights era seemed to have evaporated. Those Who Ride the Night Winds (Morrow 1983) is devoted to the day trippers and midnight cowboys, the ones who have devoted their lives to pushing the limits of the human condition and shattered the constraints of the stautus quo. Poetry & Drama Poetry. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds. Nikki self-published her first book Black Feeling, Black Talk/BlackJudgement in 1969, selling 10,000 copies; William Morrow published in 1970. Know for its iconic revolutionary phrases, it is heralded as one of the most important volumes of modern African-American poetry and is considered the seminal volume of Nikki's body of work.

A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and intorspective of all Giovanni's collections. Moving from the emotionally fraught political arena to the intimate realm of the personal, the poems in this volume express a conflicted consciousness and the disillusionment shared by so many during the early 1970s, when the dreams of the Civil Rights era seemed to have evaporated. First published in 1978, this classic will remind her readers why they were first drawn to Nikki Giovanni and enthrall new readers who are just now coming to these timeless poems.

As a witness to three generations, Nikki Giovanni has perceptively and poetically recorded her observations of both the outside world and the gentle yet enigmatic territory of the self. When her poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately became a celebrated and controversial poet of the era. Written in one of the most commanding voices to grace America'ss political and poetic landscape at the end of the twentieth century, Nikki Giovanni's poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which she is beloved and revered.

A pivotal work in Nikki Giovanni's career, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is one of the most poignant and introspective of all Giovanni's collections. Moving from the emotionally fraught political arena to the intimate realm of the personal, the poems in this volume express a conflicted consciousness and the disillusionment shared by so many during the early 1970s, when the dreams of the Civil Rights era seemed to have evaporated. First published in l978, this classic will remind her readers why they were first drawn to Nikki Giovanni and enthrall new readers who are just now coming to these timeless poems.

As a witness to three generations, Nikki Giovanni has perceptively and poetically recorded her observations of both the outside world and the gentle yet enigmatic territory of the self. When her poems first emerged from the Black Rights Movement in the late 1960s, she immediately became a celebrated and controversial poet of the era. Written in one of themost commanding voices to grace America's political and poetic landscape at the end of the twentieth century, Nikki Giovanni's poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which she is beloved and revered.

"Nikki Giovanni is one of our national treasures. For decades she has offered her wit and wisdom, her bruising honesty, and, above all, her unbounded love through these poems as a healing for herself, her community, and her country." --Gloria Naylor

Reviews:
  • Shakar
Woman need to read a book like this to put our world in persecutive and remember why "she decided to become a women and although he still refused to be a man she decided it was alright".
  • Owomed
Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is an intimate introspective work by Nikki Giovanni. While many of her collections prior to this one focused on more political issues, many of the poems in this collection are personal more focused on the personal struggles of a woman in the 1970's. Though these poems were first published in 1978 they are timeless classics and can be understood by any reader, from any walk of life who has dealt with the issues of identity and self-definition. In Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day Nikki Giovanni takes on the task of exploring the work of coming to terms with and loving who you are in a world that might not ever accept it.

Giovanni has a way of making private matters public that does not abuse or attack the senses. Instead the reader can almost hear some sweet soothing voice whispering her poetry as they read along. This is the case with the poem "Life Cycles":

she had so many private habits

she would masturbate sometimes

she always picked her nose when upset

she liked to sit with silence

in the dark

sadness is not an unusual state

for the black woman

or writers

In several poems Giovanni addresses the woman's inability to define her-self in a male-dominated society and the frustration and finally the understanding and self-acceptance that is born from this plight. However, her tone does not shift from its fluid and conversational tone:

she tried to be a book

but he wouldn't read

she turned herself into a bulb

but he wouldn't let her grow

she decided to become

a woman

and though he still refused

to be a man

she decided it was all

right

With its meditative style, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day is just one of Nikki Giovanni's many beautiful contributions to the literary world.
  • Silver Globol
I would put this book in a category with Kahlil Gibran, it's the sort of thing that you really love when you are about 16 and later you're less enthusiastic (it's really a rare book, and usually a really good one, that survives puberty in your own estimation). But then, since I am not black and have never experienced the things that many blacks have, there may be some stuff here about racism and anger that just never spoke to me. I mean, I used to be a lot more angry in general than I am now and so the anger aspect of the book is less sympathetic to me these days.
  • Brariel
Incredible. Nikki Giovanni has an incredible talent for writing and for expressing life in real ways. Her poetry, especially in this book, is great, because is makes you realize things you have never thought of before. You know that she understands what she is talking about, and the unconventional poetry style adds to the symbolism. I had to read this book for a research paper on Giovanni, but I loved reading the poems and so I ended up having fun with the project and I now want to read more of her work. I recomend these poems for anyone, even if you don't like to read, because you will read it and feel like you are eating Cotton Candy. You're awesome Nikki--Keep it up!
  • Goldenfang
I READ THIS BOOK MANY YEARS AGO AND THE WORDS OF THE POEM "COTTON CANDY ON A RAINY DAY STILL ECHO'S IN MY BEING.
LONELINESS IS MORE THAN A STATE OF BEING IT IS A REALITY.
FOR ME.. "THE SWEET SOFT ESSENCE OF POSSIBLITY NEVER QUITE MATURING.."