Poems

Poems

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by Maya Angelou
     
 

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553379853
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
501,899
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.63(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.

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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Poems 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Bokochan More than 1 year ago
Although the book arrived in great condition, it did take a little longer than I had hoped - perhaps because of the holidays.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Maya Angelou! She could not write anything bad, even if she tried! She is truly a LADY, a SCHOLAR, a SISTER! Need not many words, just go out and buy it, keep it, give it as present! She is very special person in my heart!
AGMeade More than 1 year ago
This little book contains all of my favorite Maya poems; A Conceit, Phenomenal Woman, Still I Rise, Caged Bird. It is small enough to carry around with you when you're in need of a little inspiration, but complete enough that you don't feel you're missing anything. Great collection from an amazing poet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fantastic book of verse and poetry is a must read. It¿s filled with golden nuggets. I keep a copy in my car for inspirational reading. One of the most moving poems is ¿Still I Rise.¿ The words of this poem remind us that the spirit is capable of rising above all odds and obstacles. Allowing for normal reflection of our youth is ¿Harlem Hopscotch.¿ One cannot help but reflect on the days of sidewalk games, acting cool, and getting to sing and to hop. The poem allows us to recall such fun days. Having intestinal fortitude is shown in ¿Just Like Job.¿ It reminds us that even though life is a struggle, victory is there when we call upon God our creator. He hears our pleas and attends to our needs. This book is one of encouragement and motivation. As a result, it relaxes the soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard of Maya Angelou when I was a young girl. I have never really picked up a book of hers until this year. I have been missing out on a lot b/c she is a surpurb writer and very inspirational. I look forward to reading more of Maya Angelou's books and other African American Aurthors. Go Maya! Thank you for sharing your words w/ the whole entire world. Dee, Miami, FL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maya Angelou knows how to write poetry from the heart - a gift few have. I turn to her for inspiration and confidence in my own poetry, and I know through her work anyone can learn to perservere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maya's poems are exellent! I Gave them 5*(*****)I gave her poems ***** bacause they make me feel happy and good about myself! I love to read,especially Maya's poems!I read them when ever i can> In spare time even if I only have a minute or a whole day!If i could I'd go higher maybe (**********) 10 star but I cant so i gave her poems 5 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I THINK THE BOOK IS THE BOMB BECAUSE IT IS A VERY GOOD AND EDUCATIONAL BOOK.THE BOOK HASA SPIRITUAL VIBE AND THE POEMS ARE MORALLY OUT STNDING