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Overview In her first book of poetry in seven years Maya Angelou, bestselling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, demonstrates her unique gift for capturing the triumph and pain of being black and the struggle to be free. Filled with bittersweet intimacies and ferocious courage, these poems are gems--many-faceted, bright with wisdom, radiant with life.
Publishers Description In her first book of poetry since "Why Don't You Sing?" Maya Angelou, bestselling author of the classic autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, writes with lyric, passionate intensity that reaches out to touch the heart and mind. This memorable collection of poems exhibits Maya Angelou's unique gift for capturing the triumph and pain of being black and every man and woman's struggle to be free. Filled with bittersweet intimacies and ferocious courage, these poems are gems-many-faceted, bright with wisdom, radiant with life.
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Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 757
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.21" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1991
ISBN 0553354582 ISBN13 9780553354584
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More About Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014. From the Hardcover edition.
Maya Angelou lived in Winston-Salem, in the state of North Carolina. Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and died in 2014.
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A Reigning Queen of Writers Jun 23, 2006
In this 1990 volume of 48 pages, you will read in lyrical verse everything you need to know about oppression of Black people, by one of our finest writers. Angelou herself, now 78, has risen above bigotry, but hasn't, nor shouldn't, forget about it. It is the black person's legacy ("These Yet to Be United States") and the white person's shame. Author of the highly-acclaimed autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Angelou sings about slave days, "take me on, Virginia, loose your turban of flowers" and in "The Grandmothers" speaks the title words, "I shall not be moved," a peon to the bravery of the black woman and the cruelty she has endured since captivity. This book should be read by every schoolteacher to her Ghetto children.
EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW...................... Nov 24, 2003
I Shall Not Be Moved by Maya Angelou
Is a collection of forty-eight pages of poems. I know little of Maya. Even the small exposure I have had to a few of her writings leaves me wanting to know more about what she is saying. I found this book of poems a new experience not only to feel her glowing smile and personality while feeling the movement of her lyrics, but also to try and see through her eyes items of importance. In her poem Me and My Work, I found I need to understand more than I already do. The last couple lines are..... "Yet the only thing I really don't need is strangers' sympathy. That's someone else's word for caring."
Great Poetry, Angelou is by far the best Poet alive Dec 14, 1997
I have read every poem in this collection at least 50 times, no exateration, and they are great. One of these poems, Equailty, I have used for a high school poetry thesis, I made an "A". Even though this collection is from 1990 it is still update!