Happy Birthday Maya AngelouSubmitted by jrd3820 on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:26
Ahem. Please excuse my 2 delay on this. I suddenly became busy.
Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou: The Beloved Author Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman”
by Maria Popova
Celebrated poet, memoirist, dramatist, actor, producer, filmmaker, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (b. April 4, 1928) endures as one of the most influential literary voices of our time and a testament to the tenacity — creative, social, spiritual — of the human spirit. From her extraordinary autobiographies to her beautiful essays to her lesser-known children’s verses, Angelou has served as an inspiration to generations. To generations of women in particular, her poem “Phenomenal Woman,” found in the sublime and soul-lifting 1978 poetry volume And Still I Rise (public library), became an anthem of empowerment, and nowhere does it come to life more beautifully than as it pours out from Angelou’s own lips, who recites her iconic poem in this rare recording:
Disclaimer. This poem probably isn't of interest to the audience here, but I didn't get to pick the rare recording of Maya Angelou, this is what was available.
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