12:34 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Angelou's Legacy: Remembering The Prolific Poet

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.