By Nikki Giovanni

Insightful and enjoyable, this selection of poetry captures the essence of the African American adventure for younger people.

Show description

Quick preview of Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People PDF

Best Poetry books

Where Shall I Wander: New Poems

This twenty third assortment from Harold Bloom's favourite dwelling American poet is a modestly scaled affair: it doesn't finish with a grand lengthy poem, which has develop into an Ashbery trademark seeing that Rivers and Mountains, neither is it specifically massive like are you able to pay attention, chook nor does it even include many poems that reach greater than 3 pages (the name poem, at seven pages, is the longest).

Acolytes: Poems

A set of 80 all new poems, Acolytes is particularly Nikki Giovanni, yet diverse. now not softened, yet extra encouraged through love, occasion, stories or even nostalgia. She goals her intimate and sparing phrases at friends and family, the deaths of heroes and pals, favourite food and sweet, nature, libraries, and theatre.


With greater than twenty poetry collections to his identify, John Ashbery is considered one of our such a lot agile, philosophically advanced, and visionary poets. In Breezeway, Ashbery's powers of remark are at their so much astute; his perception at its such a lot penetrating. Demonstrating his amazing command of language and his skill to maneuver fluidly and skillfully among wide-ranging innovations and ideas—from the irreverent and slyly funny to the smooth, the unhappy, and the heartbreaking—Ashbery exhibits that he's a virtuoso fluent in varied types and tones of language, from the chatty and kooky to the lyrical and urbane.

Collected Poems

'The poet makes himself a seer by means of a protracted, prodigious, and rational disordering of all of the senses. .. ' Rimbaud used to be 16 while he made this well-known announcement. via 1886, then thirty-two and an explorer, dealer and slave-trader at the crimson Sea, he had completely no real interest in the destiny or luck of the poetry infused with mysticism, alchemy and magic that he had written in his youngsters.

Extra resources for Ego-Tripping and Other Poems for Young People

Show sample text content

Ready For a metamorphosis to come back. . . awaiting a metamorphosis. . . to return. . . ready For a metamorphosis racing opposed to the sunlight I experience the rainbow. . . spinning round mixing. . . bending. . . down during the stars winding my means. . . to the sea of desires Racing opposed to the sunlight There isn’t a lot time . . . i've got loads to do I forge westward Ho with a dream or for the entire girls and boys hot of their beds anticipating the solar I’m just like the wind . . . I can’t be visible Whispering via . . . at the airborne dirt and dust of moonbeams I blanket the area . . . with peppermint goals domestic sooner than the solar foundation-wise: rock good i'm archaeology. . . I mine the human soul . . . for undiscovered energy i'm background. . . I seek our prior. . . for unacknowledged truths i'm a raindrop. . . decided to make a Grand Canyon i'm a rock . . . charged via the spirit of humanity . . . to upward thrust to mountainous proportions i'm the salve . . . Liberally, Artfully, Scientifically . . . practice me I come to fulfill. . . i'm a poem Rocks aren't born . . . they're made. . . fused from sand and sea Boiled to an outstanding volcanic brew. . . until eventually liquefied . . . they bubble over. . . laughingly attaining. . . for the sunlight discovering in its place . . . a chilly north wind . . . preventing the sunlight dance. . . with jagged edges What strong is a butterfly i'm a moth . . . flirting dangerously with mild. , . my season isn't lengthy i'm existence. . . conserving in my tenuous hand. . . All that people ever will comprehend Butterflies. . . and books . . .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 46 votes