I wonder what it takes to be a poem whispering inspiration inside the ears of the world? Nikki Giovanni is bold, honest and unrelenting in her poetic performance. Giovanni is a master poet who has not taken the easy road toward the formation of truth on paper. She is a poet whose knowledge and sensitivities run deep and are tied to this world. Her words tied alongside the hands of the people, who are shifting times. The truth exists in the world and it is the job of the poet to pull the truth out of violentical air and place it with care upon the page to be casted from the mouth to the hearts of the people. Poetry is a body thing and bodily experience, it pulses and heals and transmits information that runs through the body. Nikki Giovanni speaks to the need for more compassion and understanding. A poet does not just write from experience but is empathic to the human experience and Nikki Giovanni speaks to the power of this. I believe that it is the job of the poet to understand and study the cycles and patterns in life that we all fall into and apply that into the poem. The work of healing the past and the work of manifesting a future all lies in the vision of the poet. Nikki Giovanni takes us on a journey and it is beautiful and honest. We are blessed to experience and learn from this magnificent body of work.

– Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother (Irreversible Entanglements)


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    CD REISSUE WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! I wonder what it takes to be a poem whispering inspiration inside the ears of the world? Nikki Giovanni is bold, honest and unrelenting in her poetic performance. Giovanni is a master poet who has not taken the easy road toward the formation of truth on paper. She is a poet whose knowledge and sensitivities run deep and are tied to this world. Her words tied alongside the hands of the people, who are...

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      CD REISSUE WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! What does it mean to be a Black woman poet in America writing for liberation? “I am black alive looking back at you” June Jordan so masterfully said and it speaks volumes to what so many Black women poets in the 70’s and 80’s did for the culture of poetry, speaking volumes to the legacies they built that we can stand on with pride and more agency to express ourselves and for that we are forever thankful. Nikki...

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        50th ANNIVERSARY CD WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the instruments, you can hear it. What you hear and feel is safe in the belly of the blues. Her voice loved like hands on the ivory keys of the church organ deep inside the spell of gospel. Nikki Giovanni is a poet at the...

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          Preorder now! This title will be available October 2021. Please note that orders containing any items that are on preorder will ship in full when all items are in stock. • AVAILABLE ON RED VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN! • FIRST REISSUE OF THIS POWERFUL BLEND OF FUNK, SOUL, & POETRY! • STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! What does it mean to be a Black woman poet in America writing for liberation? “I am black alive looking back at you” June Jordan so...

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            Preorder now! This title will be available October 2021. Please note that orders containing any items that are on preorder will ship in full when all items are in stock. • AVAILABLE ON BLUE VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN! • FIRST REISSUE OF THIS POWERFUL BLEND OF FUNK, SOUL, & POETRY! • STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! I wonder what it takes to be a poem whispering inspiration inside the ears of the world? Nikki Giovanni is bold, honest and unrelenting in...

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              • AVAILABLE ON YELLOW VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN!• 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BEAT GOSPEL TREASURE, WITH ITS FIRST VINYL REISSUE IN HALF A CENTURY!• STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the instruments, you can hear it. What you hear and feel is safe in the belly of the blues. Her voice...