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Maya Angelou Reads Poem in New Apple Olympic Commercial August 9, 2016: Poetry and the Olympics! This time the natural pair is made anew with Maya Angelou voicing her poem, “The Human Family,” for an Apple commercial. Fortune reports that the poem ran during [...] by

Hardest Working Words in Baseball Oh Wait No Poetry May 23, 2016: Paging Nate Silver! The folks at My Poetic Side have teamed up to compile a few well known poets’ MVP words. While some of your favorite writers’ choices have more to do with subject [...] by

Twilight of the Mind: Toward a Poetics of Interpellation April 29, 2015: Twilight revisiting a prior version of this (see GutCult *8) It isn’t exactly as Spicer said that “most things happen at twilight,” but is where the most productive natal spaces are located. It [...] by

US Postal Service to Release a Maya Angelou Forever Stamp February 26, 2015: There’s more than a few reasons we can think of to lead us to say “Maya Angelou Forever!” The latest is a slightly more tangible one: we’re talking about the US Postal [...] by

La Vida Poetica: aka Can You Community? September 22, 2014: Last week I went to a celebration for the life of Maya Angelou. On Friday, September 19, I went to a birthday celebration for Sonia Sanchez. My mother, may she be happy in heaven, always said give [...] by

Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes September 16, 2014: Last year when I was invited to receive an award from the Black Students Association at Rhodes College as part of my 40th College Reunion, I was freaked out. I had a few weeks earlier been to [...] by

When Maya Angelou Went to Arkansas With Bill Moyers August 8, 2014: Bill Moyers celebrates the life and legacy of Maya Angelou in the first of two programs for his venture Moyers & Company. In the first, just up, Moyers “revisits an episode from his 1982 [...] by

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