I always love collected works because they let you see what subjects a poet returned to again and again through their lifetime. Maya Angelou‘s work is special because no matter what she‘s writing about her tone is tough as iron, but still fresh and hopeful. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
I was first introduced to Maya Angelou's poetry in high school but I've only read a few poems over the years.
This complete collection was amazing. Her versatility as an author is very evident in her poetry because she writes about a wide range of topics and her word choice and rhythm create a harmonious song full of truth, hope, and heart.
I'm so glad I picked this collection to read for this challenge. 💚
Recently, I've been mourning the loss of an amazing girl I used to know. It's been 8 years or so since I last saw her, and she was only 16 when she killed herself. Such a beautiful, musical, and rambunctious soul. My grief reminded me that working with kids gives me the chance to make a difference in someone's life. It also made me realize how much, even as an introvert, I crave connection with others. And now I'm back on Litsy. I missed you all.
2. Tie between Valencia and Valentine or The House of Broken Angels (tags in comments)
3. Inspector Lewis, Broadchurch, Grantchester, Endeavor (I‘m a bit BBC Mystery obsessed 😬)
4. Maya Angelou (“I‘m a woman / Phenomenally. / Phenomenal woman, / That‘s me.”) ❤️
1. Wannabe by Spice Girls was the #1 hit on my 18th birthday!
3. Tagged, she‘s one of my favorites after seeing her speak at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh when I was a freshman at Pitt.
4. @Cinfhen and @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😘
I have been traveling across time zones for the last week and even though I brought Maya with me, I‘ve had the hardest time reaching for a poem before my phone. BUT I‘m home now and in the love section of her collection just before Valentine‘s Day. This one is perfection 😍