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    DescriptionMaya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longings, partings; of Saturday night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. Of her poetry, Kirkus Reviews has written, 'It is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, and The Heart of a Woman'.


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    Title
    The Complete Collected Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maya Angelou
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 312 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781860491917
    ISBN 10: 186049191X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    DC23: 811.54
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    28 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a renowned author, poet, playwright, civil rights' activist - working with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King - and memoirist. She wrote and performed a poem, 'On the Pulse of Morning', for President Clinton on his inauguration; she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and was honoured by more than seventy universities throughout the world. She first thrilled the world with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). This was followed by six volumes of autobiography, the seventh and final volume, Mom & Me & Mom, published in 2013. She wrote three collections of essays; many volumes of poetry, including His Day is Done, a tribute to Nelson Mandela; and two cookbooks. She had a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University of North Carolina. Dr Angelou died on 28 May 2014.
    Review quote
    A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman -- President Barack Obama The poems and stories she wrote ... were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace -- President Bill Clinton She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace ... She will always be the rainbow in my clouds -- Oprah Winfrey She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate -- Toni Morrison It is true poetry she is writing... It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity M.F.K Fisher Maya Angelou liberates and exhilarates through her magical, lyrical, mystical medium - poetry MARY BRYCE, TRIBUNE The best known poet in America SUNDAY TELEGRAPH