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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 today’s show with a video message delivered by the renowned poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou in memory of Nelson Mandela. They first met in [...] by

The origin of Afrikaans from poet Antjie Krog June 24, 2010: In The Poetry Channel's new podcast, prominent South African poet Antjie Krog condenses 100 years of South African history and the poetic tradition of Afrikaans to 15 minutes. Using illustrative poems (her own and others) she explores the origins of Afrikaans, from its adoption as the language of slaves through to its use as the ‘language of [...] by

Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18, 2010: [audio:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/On-the-Eve-of-Martin-Luther-King-DayFINAL.mp3] by