Personnel includes: Nikki Giovanni, New York Community Choir.
Nikki Giovanni is a distinguished African American writer and poet who released several albums that reflect the turbulent late-'60s social revolution and being an African American feminist. Reissued as part of Collectables' Black History Series, Poems contains 17 cuts combining spoken word with straight gospel music featuring the New York Community Choir. The gospel material is taken from Giovanni's album Like a Ripple on a Pond, also available from Collectables. Any of Giovanni's discs are worth seeking out, including those made specifically for children on Smithsonian/Folkways. ~ Al Campbell