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									Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
An author whose series of autobiographies is as admired for its lyricism as its politics, Maya Angelou is a writer who’s done it all. Angelou's poetry and prose -- and her refusal to shy away from writing about the difficult times in her past -- have made her an inspiration to her readers.

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Maya Angelou
Also Known As:
Margeurite Johnson
Current Home:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
April 4, 1928
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
High school in Atlanta and San Francisco
Langston Hughes Award 1991; Essence Woman of the Year 1992; Grammy Award for Spoken Word Recording, 1993 and 1995; Quill Award for Amazing Peace, 2006

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Selected Works

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								Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me, Author: 
								Maya Angelou.

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Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me
by Maya Angelou
In this beautiful, deeply moving offering from Angelou, she presents a unique poem that celebrates motherhood -- a perfect gift for mothers and children everywhere.
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								All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Author: 
								Maya Angelou.
*  Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie (1971)
*  The Heart of a Woman (1981)
*  Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)
*  Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997)
*  A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002)
*  Hallelujah! The Welcome Table (2004)
*  Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem (2005)
*  Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me (2006)

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Cooking with Maya

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								Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Author: 
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Hallelujah! The Welcome Table
by Maya Angelou
Throughout Maya Angelou’s life -- from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer -- good food has played an important role. In Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares the recipes that have contributed to her life's bounty -- sure to bring life to any table!

Maya Angelou's Influences

Angelou counts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X as two of the most influential figures in her life (she was set to work with each before they were assassinated, stories she recounts in A Song Flung Up to Heaven). But Angelou also admires a diverse group of writers, whom she often cites in her work. Here are some of her favorites.

*  James Baldwin
*  Kenzaburo Oe
*  Paul Laurence Dunbar

*  James Weldon Johnson

A Poet's Life Work

Maya Angelou in Audiobooks

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								The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou, Author: 
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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
by Maya Angelou
This volume is the first comprehensive collection of Maya Angelou's poems, including her famous poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," written for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential inauguration. As Library Journal said in a review of the collection, "Angelou's work never fails to grip the imagination."

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								A Song Flung up to Heaven, Author: 
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A Song Flung up to Heaven
by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's writings when they're read aloud by the author herself; listening to Angelou's poetry and prose in her own inimitable voice is a moving -- and often inspiring -- experience.

*The Maya Angelou Poetry Collection  by Maya Angelou
*All Maya Angelou audiobooks
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