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Acolytes In Acolytes her 12th poetry collection, Nikki Giovanni celebrates down-home comforts (recipes included!) and takes bigotry to task. AcolytesFiction, Poetry In Acolytes her 12th poetry collection, Nikki Giovanni celebrates down-home comforts (recipes included!) and takes bigotry to task. 2007-02-09William Morrow

Acolytes

Genre: Fiction, Poetry; Author: Nikki Giovanni; Publisher: William Morrow

In Acolytes her 12th poetry collection, Nikki Giovanni celebrates down-home comforts (recipes included!) and takes bigotry to task.

Sample Verse
”Poems are not beer commercials…. They need to bring down presidents who/Start wars they themselves wouldn’t go to.”

Bottom Line
Jarringly varied subjects — from rainbows to slain civil rights icon Emmett Till — are held together by Giovanni’s distinctively frank yet often playful voice.