Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite frankly, exhaustive. The Poetry Foundation has a full list of Angelou’s contributions to literature, poetry, theater and film and many her poems can be found on Poem Hunter.

I also thought I would share some videos of Angelou reading some of her most well-known pieces. Above is Angelou reading her famous poem “Still I Rise.” Here are a few more after the jump.

“Phenomenal Woman”

“I’m A Rainbow In Somebody’s Cloud”

“On The Pulse Of Morning,” read at President Clinton’s 1993 inauguration

Courtesy: William J. Clinton Presidential Library

[The Poetry Foundation: Maya Angelou]

[Poem Hunter: Maya Angelou]

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