Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

ISBN-10: 067942895X

ISBN-13: 9780679428954

Edition: 1994

Authors: Maya Angelou

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For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/13/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in Saint Louis, Missouri. At the age of 16, she became not only the first black streetcar conductor in San Francisco but the first woman conductor. In the mid-1950s, she toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. In 1957, she recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she became a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and played a queen in The Blacks, an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet. In 1960, she moved to Cairo, where she edited The Arab Observer, an English-language weekly newspaper. The following year, she went to Ghana where she was features editor of The African Review and taught music and drama at the University of Ghana. In 1964, she moved back to the U.S. to become a civil rights activist by helping Malcolm X build his new coalition, the Organization of African American Unity, and became the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Even though she never went to college, she taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. In 1993, she became only the second poet in United States history to write and recite an original poem at a Presidential Inauguration when she read On the Pulse of Morning at President Bill Clinton's Inauguration Ceremony. She wrote numerous books during her lifetime including: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Mom and Me and Mom. In 2011, President Barack Obama gave her the Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor, for her collected works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She appeared in the movie Roots and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for her role in the movie. She also played a part in the movie, How to Make an American Quilt and wrote and produced Afro-Americans in the Arts, a PBS special for which she received a Golden Eagle Award. She was a three-time Grammy winner. She died on May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.

They Went Home
The Gamut
A Zorro Man
To a Man
Late October
No Loser, No Weeper
When You Come to Me
Remembering
In a Time
Tears
The Detached
To a Husband
Accident
Let's Majeste
After
The Mothering Blackness
On Diverse Deviations
Mourning Grace
How I Can Lie to You
Sounds Like Pearls
When I Think About Myself
On a Bright Day, Next Week
Letter to an Aspiring Junkie
Miss Scarlett, Mr. Rhett and Other Latter-Day Saints
Times-Square-Shoeshine-Composition
Faces
To a Freedom Fighter
Riot: 60's
We Saw Beyond Our Seeming
Black Ode
No No No No
My Guilt
The Calling of Names
On Working White Liberals
Sepia Fashion Show
The Thirteens (Black)
The Thirteens (White)
Harlem Hopscotch
Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down
Here's to Adhering
On Reaching Forty
The Telephone
Passing Time
Now Long Ago
Greyday
Poor Girl
Come, And Be My Baby
Senses of Insecurity
Alone
Communication I
Communication II
Wonder
A Conceit
Request
Africa
America
For Us, Who Dare Not Dare
Lord, in My Heart
Artful Pose
The Couple
The Pusher
Chicken-Licken
I Almost Remember
Prisoner
Woman Me
John J.
Southeast Arkanasia
Song for the Old Ones
Child Dead in Old Seas
Take Time Out
Elegy
Reverses
Little Girl Speakings
This Winter Day
A Kind of Love, Some Say
Country Lover
Remembrance
Where We Belong, A Duet
Phenomenal Woman
Men
Refusal
Just for a Time
Junkie Monkey Reel
The Lesson
California Prodigal
My Arkansas
Through the Inner City to the Suburbs
Lady Luncheon Club
Momma Welfare Roll
The Singer Will Not Sing
Willie
To Beat the Child Was Bad Enough
Woman Work
One More Round
The Traveler
Kin
The Memory
Still I Rise
Ain't That Bad?
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Bump d'Bump
On Aging
In Retrospect
Just Like Job
Call Letters: Mrs. V. B.
Thank You, Lord
Awaking in New York
A Good Woman Feeling Bad
The Health-Food Diner
A Georgia Song
Unmeasured Tempo
Amoebacan for Daddy
Recovery
Impeccable Conception
Caged Bird
Avec Merci, Mother
Arrival
A Plagued Journey
Starvation
Contemporary Announcement
Prelude to a Parting
Martial Choreograph
To a Suitor
Insomniac
Weekend Glory
The Lie
Prescience
Family Affairs
Changes
Brief Innocence
The Last Decision
Slave Coffle
Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?
My Life Has Turned to Blue
Worker's Song
Human Family
Man Bigot
Old Folks Laugh
Is Love
Forgive
Insignificant
Love Letter
Equality
Coleridge Jackson
Why Are They Happy People?
Son to Mother
Known to Eve and Me
These Yet to Be United States
Me and My Work
Changing
Born That Way
Televised
Nothing Much
Glory Falls
London
Savior
Many and More
The New House
Our Grandmothers
Preacher, Don't Send Me
Fightin' Was Natural
Loss of Love
Seven Women's Blessed Assurance
In My Missouri
They Ask Why
Ailey, Baldwin, Floyd, Killens, and Mayfield
On the Pulse of Morning
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