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Critical Works: Periodical Articles and Books
 

Periodical Articles / Online
Critical Essays on Nikki Giovanni’s Work

Smith, Ethel Morgan. "Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems." African American Review 38.1 (2004): 173-174. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

"Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea (Book)." Virginia Quarterly Review 79.2 (2003): 66. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Fowler, Virginia C. "Gloria Naylor." Callaloo 23.4 (2000): 1391. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Roberts, Crystal Kimpson. "Poet Laureate: Shares Her Views on Carving out a Successful Career." The Black Collegian Feb. 2000: 155

Walters, Jennifer. "Nikki Giovanni and Rita Dove: Poets Redefining.” Journal of Negro History 85.3 (2000): 210. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

"Nikki Giovanni catches the train." Women's Review of Books 16.10/11 (1999): 14. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Miller, Joyce. "Book notes: Literature." American Studies International 33.2 (1995): 106. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Mitchell, Mozella G. "Reviews." African American Review 29.1 (1995): 155. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

"Nikki Giovanni blasts proposition 187 during annual convention speech." Language Arts 72.2 (1995): 146. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Silliman, B.A. "Reviews." MELUS 19.4 (1994): 144. Academic Search Premier. 26 January 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com.

Children's Literature Review, volume 6, Gale, 1984.

Books: Critical Works

Barksdale, Richard, and Keneth Kinnamon, Black Writers of America : A Comprehensive Anthology, Macmillan, 1972.

Christian, Barbara, Black Feminist Criticism, Pergamon, 1985.

Cook, Martha, "Nikki Giovanni: Place and Sense of Place in Her Poetry," Southern Women Writers: The New Generation, edited by Tonette Bond Inge, U of Alabama P, 1990.

Evans, Mari, Ed., Black Women Writers, 1950-1980: A Critical Evaluation, Doubleday/Anchor Books, 1984.

Henderson, Stephen, Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic References, Morrow, 1973.

Lee, Don L., Dynamic Voices I: Black Poets of the 1960s, Broadside Press, 1971.

McDowell, Margaret B., "Groundwork for a More Comprehensive Criticism of Nikki Giovanni," Belief vs. Theory in Black American Literary Criticism, edited by Joe Weixlmann and Chester J. Fontenot, Penkevill Publishing Company, 1986.

Redmond, Eugene B. Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry, Anchor/Doubleday, 1976.

Robinson, Anna T. Nikki Giovanni: From Revolution to Revelation, State Library of Ohio , 1979.

 
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