Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer's remarkable life.
Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume--from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever<
This collection also includes the never-before-published poem At the lintel of the world we most need.
We are here roaring and singing.
We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.<
Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou's most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher--a phenomenal woman for the ages.