During my junior year of college, I was lucky enough to take a poetry writing class with the amazingly talented Nikki Giovanni. She is friends with the likes of Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou, and her work is widely known and celebrated. During class, she often went off on rants. One day in particular, she began talking about why people don't go on dates at bookstores anymore. She challenged each of us to write a poem about a bookstore date. We got extra points if it was an acrostic poem. This poem is one of my favorites I have ever written.
by Morgan Coyner