A review by moonscapist
Black Feeling, Black Talk / Black Judgement by Nikki Giovanni


My! Never have I ever read a poetess as brave as Giovanni. Reading "Reflections on April 4, 1968" made me weep. Her poetry style reminds me of E. E. Cummings' postmodern/experimental techniques, particularly the departure from poetic forms I am familiar with, but what makes this collection incomparable to my previous poetry reads is its courage and boldness, considering the political climate when it was written/published!