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Poems: Maya Angelou

byMaya Angelou

Mass Market Paperback | January 1, 1996

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Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness,  sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and  celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In  this moving volume of poetry, we hear the  multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and  vibrant writers of our time.
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.From the Trade Paperback edi...
Title:Poems: Maya AngelouFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553255762

ISBN - 13:9780553255768


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Angelou Poetry I now know why so many inspirational quotations are taken from Angelou’s poetry. I generally don’t like rhyming poetry or proverb-like hooks in each ending of a poem, and yet Angelou does both with such skill that I almost didn’t even think about those components as I was going through it. The poems are short and sweet and make their point in only a few verses which is incredibly difficult to achieve. “They Went Home,” “The Detached,” “When I think about Myself,” “Faces,” “Poor Girl,” and “Wonder” are going to stay with me for a long time. I strongly recommend this collection to everyone (including those who don’t like poetry “Will I be less dead because I wrote this poem or you more because you read it long years hence”
Date published: 2017-04-06

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Includes four poetry collections: "Just give me a cool drink of water 'fore I diiie", "Oh pray my wings are gonna fit me well", "And still I rise", and "Shaker, why don't you sing?"

Editorial Reviews

"The wisdom, rue and  humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting  rhythm completely her own, the product of a born  writer's senses nourished on black church singing and  preaching, soft mother talk and salty street talk,  and on literature: James Weldon Johnson, Langston  Hughes, Richard Wright, Shakespeare and Gorki."  -- The New York Times Book  Review."Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of  our survival." -- James Baldwin.