Maya Angelou: A Poet and Hero to Remember

A tribute to an amazing poet, author and social activist, Maya Angelou. Her passing is a reminder of the shortness of life, as well as the powerful influence one woman’s life has had on the world. Rest in peace, Maya.

Poetic Parfait

Remembering Poet Maya Angelou Rest well, Maya Angelou. Photo Source: By Talbot Troy (originally posted to Flickr as Maya Angelou) [CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons It was difficult to read the headline this morning of the passing of American poet Maya Angelou. She has been a personal literary hero for many years now, as part of a select group of authors I look up to. She truly spoke words that made me stop and ponder about life, as well as helping me to realize that female poets can achieve so much.

Poems of Maya Angelou

While she may be best known for her book “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” I can’t say enough how much her poetry has resonated with me. Here two of my favorite poems from her:

My top pick for her poems is Awakening in New York. It captures the city of New York so well and the line…

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