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A POetic Equation

A Poetic Equation
Nikki Giovanni & Margaret Walker
Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1983
PS3557 I55 Z465 1983

First published in 1974, A Poetic Equation: Conversations Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker is a lively, impassioned, and intense meeting of two literary giants. It is also a caring and yet uninhibited dialogue between two women a generation apart, a mother-daughter confrontation in a spirit of love and respect.

The topics range from Vietnam, the racial struggle, the sexes, violence, and literature. Each exchange mirrors the generational and regional temperaments [sic], backgrounds, and philosophies of both women: for Giovanni, the cauldron of the sixties; for Walker, the Depression and World War II of the thirties and forties. In this edition of the book a postscript by Nikki Giovanni projects the dialogue into the eighties and beyond.

Quoted from dust jacket.