Synopses & Reviews
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.
These new poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering.
Table of Contents
Touch me, life, not softly : A kind of love, some say — Country lover — Remembrance — Where we belong, a duet — Phenomenal woman — Men — Refusal — Just for a time — Traveling : Junkie monkey reel — The lesson — California prodigal — My Arkansas — Through the inner city to the suburbs — Lady luncheon club — Momma welfare roll — The singer will not sing — Willie — To beat the child was bad enough — Woman work — One more round — The traveler — Kin — The memory — And still I rise : Still I rise — Ain't that bad? — Life doesn't frighten me — Bump d'bump — On aging — In retrospect — Just like Job — Call letters: Mrs. V.B. — Thank you, Lord