This is Nikki Giovanni's 10th poetry collection to go along with 5 books of prose and 6 children's books at the time of this publication 2002. A professor at Virginia Tech, Giovanni grew up in Knoxville and Cincinnati - two poems here have Knoxville in the title. She was the one chosen to read a poem at the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the National Mall.
New York: William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2002. 110 pages. Hardback in dust jacket.