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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

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by Maya Angelou
     
 

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Maya Angelou, the bestselling author of On the Pulse of Morning, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and other lavishly praised works, is considered one of America's finest poets. Here, four of her most highly acclaimed poems are assembled in a beautiful gift edition that provides a feast for the eyes as well as the heart. (Poetry)

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Maya Angelou, the bestselling author of On the Pulse of Morning, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and other lavishly praised works, is considered one of America's finest poets. Here, four of her most highly acclaimed poems are assembled in a beautiful gift edition that provides a feast for the eyes as well as the heart. (Poetry)

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Angelou is riding high. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is back on the best sellers lists after 20 years, and her inaugural poem, On the Pulse of Morning, has sold 40,000 copies in hardcover and 350,000 in paperback. This work collects four poems on women that are much in demand at Angelou's packed readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679439240
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
128,169
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), the French Post-impressionist painter, abandoned  his family and his career as a stockbroker to paint in Tahiti and other exotic locations.  According to some art scholars, modern art began with Paul Gauguin.  Today his work is in the permanent collections of museums all over the world.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
April 4, 1928
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
Education:
High school in Atlanta and San Francisco

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Phenomenal Woman 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite poem writer of all time. This is a must read poem book, that grabs at your heart and give you boast of insipriation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 20 year old college student and I believe that this poem celebrates the life of black women and all women alike around the world. It makes me appreciate myself more and know how much I am worth because of how detaily God created me. It helped rebuild my self confidence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I READ THIS POEM FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT MY CHURCH AND THE CONGREGATION LOVED IT! I ALSO HAVE A COPY OF THIS POEM ON MY WALL AND IT RREALLY DESCRIBES THE BLACK WOMAN TO 'T'
EllieGant More than 1 year ago
This book contains one of the quintessential and more celebrated writings of Dr. Maya Angelou - Phenomenal Woman. However, what makes this book outstanding is the artwork. I was immediately struck by the artwork of Paul Gauguin, including the picture of the Mayan woman on the cover. The book makes a wonderful gift for the phenomenal women in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for an elderly Aunt who is dying of cancer, she had never married and had always amazed me by the things she had accomplished in her life. The title grabbed my attention, but after reading the words to her so did the content.
LaddieThickumz23 More than 1 year ago
This book is excatly wat the title says. It inspires women. It lets us know that we are as powerful, wonderful, beautiful human beings. That no matter wat people say or do to us we can always hold our heads high....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this poem it makes woman feel so good and it will help us feel better about ourselfs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maya Angelou does not rest on any laurels. Her poems are powerful and deep. I am thrilled about the book, she continues to write poetry that lives up to her reputation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS POEM REALLY LIFTS THE MIND,BODY AND SOUL. I REMEMBER HEARING THIS PEOM 5 YEARS AGO, I COULN'T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD. I HAD TO OWN A COPY. BEING AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN, I WOULD SUGGEST THIS POEM TO EVERY OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN OR ANY OTHER WOMAN.
Desert_Sage More than 1 year ago
Doctor Maya Angelou was a gift from God to us. We can use her words for inspiration, growth and further learning. I hope we'll meet in heaven so she'll know how a short Latina loved her so very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Maya Angelou's poems. I purchased more than one of this book and have given them to a few women as a Birthday, Christmas and Mother's day gift. I've been lucky to have a few phenomenal women in my life that have been inspirational to me.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say other than Maya is one of my favorite writers and this poem is my favorite as well. She is truely a Phenomenal Woman...........