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A 50 Greatest Love Poems List by The Guardian July 9, 2014: Check it out, Don Juan! This list includes love poems by poets from thirty countries including Latvia, Iraq, and South Africa. Love is all you need! There’s no “How do I love thee? Let me [...] by

More Thinking on Maya Angelou June 4, 2014: We are still, of course, thinking about writer and activist Maya Angelou, who died last week. We’ve rounded up some of the most considered, enjoyable articles, videos, and other posts making [...] by

RIP Maya Angelou May 28, 2014: We’re deeply saddened to learn this morning of the death of Maya Angelou, the legendary poet and activist whose writing inspired a wide audience. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North [...] by

Remembering Amiri Baraka January 20, 2014: The New York Times reports on Amiri Baraka’s funeral, which took place this weekend at Newark Symphony Hall. The service was lead by Danny Glover, who was influenced by Baraka as a student in [...] by

Maya Angelou Presents a Tribute Poem on Behalf of the American People to Nelson Mandela December 12, 2013: Democracy Now! ended its special coverage of Nelson Mandela’s funeral this week with a poem written by Maya Angelou, dedicated to the late South African civil rights leader. AMY GOODMAN: We end [...] by

Thomas Sayers Ellis on the Influence of Maya Angelou October 30, 2013: Over at Salon, Thomas Sayers Ellis discusses the influence Maya Angelou has had on his writing and his esteem for her as a cultural figure. Ellis begins by describing his first meeting with Angelou [...] by

Hurray for Maya Angelou! September 6, 2013: Huffington Post reports that Maya Angelou will be the 2013 recipient of the Literarian Award. The Literarian Award is given by the National Book Foundation, for “contributions to the literary [...] by

Flavorwire Thinks of 10 Feminist Poets May 18, 2012: Flavorwire did everyone a favor and made a list of “10 feminist poets you should know.” You might already know them. You might have more. We do! Like, a million! Michael Nicoloff, looking [...] by

Do Nike and LeBron James reduce Maya Angelou’s words to “trash talk and gamesmanship?” March 1, 2011: In her guest post for Mike Chasar’s Poetry and Popular Culture blog, Liz Jones-Dilworth deconstructs the use of poetry in LeBron James’ commercial for Nike. As both a VP of operations for [...] by

Visit Maya Angelou’s archive in Harlem, in your slippers November 19, 2010: Maya Angelou and Howard Dodson, executive director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined NPR‘s Michel Martin to discuss the Center’s acquisition of Angelou’s [...] by