This is a paperback volume of poetry with black cover and the word "RIOT" in red san-serif typeface within a white irregular circle. The name "GWENDOLYN BROOKS" in white serif typeface are centered in the middle of the cover. The words "BROADSIDE PRESS $1.00" are visible in the lower left corner. On the back cover is a large black and white photograph of the author that fills two-thirds of the surface. The photograph depicts a woman with short hair, wearing a button down collared shirt. There is a dark window behind her. The remaining third of the cover shows text that read "RIOT/ is a poem in three parts, only one part of / which has appeared in print before. It arises from/ the disturbances in Chicago after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. / RIOT, BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS, $1.00/ BROADSIDE PRESS/ 12651 Old Mill Place Detroit Michigan 48238." On the frontispiece is a reproduction of a painting by Jeff Donaldson. It depicts two young men, both wearing white shirts and khaki pants. The taller man holds a small African statue in his right hand and presses his left hand up against a clear sheet of glass the stands between the him and the viewer. The younger man stands behind him and also presses his hand against the glass surface. The glass is indicated by a few semi-transparent vertical lines and several iterations of the word "glass" in various sizes across the surface of the painting. Beneath the image are the words ""Allah Shango," by Jeff Donaldson / This painting was the Purchase Award Winner at the exhibit "Black/ Expressions '69" at the Southside Community Art Center, Chicago."
This is a paperback volume of poetry titled "New York Head Shop and Museum" by Audre Lorde. The cover is black, with bright orange letters that read "the /NEW/ YORK/ HEAD/ SHOP/ and/ MUSEUM." To the right of the title are the words "by/ Audre/ Lorde." In the bottom right corner are the words "Broadside Press $3.50."
This is a broadside with reprints of two poems, hand signed by the author. Consisting of a long rectangular piece of cardboard with reddish brown text, it shows an image of a desk microphone at the center top margin. Next to the microphone are the words "the/ Spoken/ Word." Below the image are the words "Presented by The Camberly Collection/ January 24, 2003/ The Academy of Medicine/ Atlanta, Georgia." The two poems are presented down the center of the broadside. It is hand signed "Nikki Giovanni" in black ink at the last line of the bottom poem. Underneath the signature is the edition number, handwritten in black ink "205/400."
This black and white photograph depicts Nikki Giovanni. Shown from the waist up, she is seated and leans sideways on her right elbow. She holds a stack of her volumes of poetry in her right hand and leans her right cheek on the volumes. Wearing a dark sweater over a collared shirt, she gazes directly at the viewer.