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.
"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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AndreeaMarin - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Angelou is a first-rate autobiographer, and a mediocre poet, though a fine aloudreader and stage presence in an era when even Obama's first inaugural poet had no idea how to aloudread her own poem ... Read full review