Angelou's Legacy: Remembering The Prolific Poet

May 29, 2014

Poet Maya Angelou's  life story was improbable, and she met it with force, conviction and poise. Angelou died Wednesday morning at her North Carolina home. A performer, poet and activist, Angelou was born into abject poverty. Rather than wallow, she became one of the century's most dominating literary forces.


  • Lydia Diamond is an award-winning playwright whose new play, “Smart People,” opened last week at the Huntington Theatre Company.
  • Jabari Asim is a writer who teaches writing and literature at Emerson College.  

We’ve collected on our website a series of interviews and appearances by Maya Angelou and a new commentary by Callie Crossley.

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