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How Many Books Did Maya Angelou Write

what book do you like.

which book do you like the best from this list and why? also… about how many does it have?… if you have read any of these books on the list that you hated please tell me that too!!! thanks! 1) treasure island by robert louis stevenson 2)the once and future king by t.h. white 3) april morning by howard…

I’ve never read 1 2 3 or 4. I’ve never read I Am The Cheese by Cormier, but I have read another one of his books, The Chocolate War, and it is easily one of my all-time favorites; great teenage angst stuff. And Then There Were None is one of the most brilliantly written mystery novels, like all Agatha Christie books. I’ve never read the book Rebecca, but I love the film by Alfred Hitchcock. Never read 8 or 9, and I HATED The Red Badge of Courage…boring and dull. Never read 11 or 12, though Pygmalion has several adaptations, including My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman. I’ve heard great things about 13 and 14, though never read them myself, never heard of 15 or 16, and both 17 and 18 are classic “chick flick” books

what does Maya Angelou (the poet) want to see of the world.


Maya Angelou, the African-American poet who is one of the most influential and respected literary voices of the modern age, has written a poem praising Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for The Observer.Angelou, author of an autobiographical series of books, including the international bestseller I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was moved to send the verse after being asked by the newspaper for her reflections on Clinton.She is supporting Clinton despite her close friendship with television personality and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey, a prominent backer of rival Democrat Barack Obama, the first black presidential hopeful with a real chance of reaching the White House.Angelou is steadfast in her loyalty to Clinton. She said recently: ‘I made up my mind 15 years ago that if she ever ran for office I’d be on her wagon. My only difficulty with Senator Obama is that I believe in going out with who I went in with.’The 79-year-old poet was the centrepiece of Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993 when she read her poem On the Pulse of Morning, playing on the idea of a new political dawn. Last week she handed this new poem over to the Clinton campaign.Angelou says that she has had many long telephone conversations with Winfrey on the subject of Obama versus Clinton. ‘She thinks he’s the best, and I think my woman is the best,’ she has explained. ‘Oprah is a daughter to me, but she is not my clone.’Angelou was recently voted one of the 10 most admired women in America, in a poll topped by Hillary Clinton. The very public marital problems suffered by the Clintons during their time at the White House seem to have reinforced Angelou’s admiration for Hillary.’When he had his brush with Ms Lewinsky, the whole world was looking under Mrs Clinton’s bedclothes. Many people expected her to fall or to become as hard as a rock,’ she has said. ‘She did neither. I love that about her. She didn’t pretend she wasn’t hurt and she didn’t become a virago.’Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, said of the poem: ‘This is a great thing for The Observer to have.’ He favourably compared it with the ‘vivid flourishes’ of Angelou’s recent work. ‘With this kind of poem Angelou has decided to interpret public writing as a verbal equivalent of making a poster, and there’s nothing wrong with this. The rhetoric is full of big gestures that make a direct appeal to our feelings, rather than getting to it by the little winding ways more personal poetry might use.’Motion said the lines raise questions about whether ‘poster-style’ poems can live long beyond the moment. ‘Maybe Angelou doesn’t mean them to. On their own terms they have the vivacity and strength and colours you would expect of posters. But they have a sort of best-before date, or rather a best-on date, stamped on them.’It is not known how long Angelou spent writing the poem, but in the weeks leading up to President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration she is said to have begun work at 5.30 every morning, equipped with a glass of sherry, a dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus and the Bible.Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, and lived with her mother until she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. In England she became famous in the early Seventies with the first of her volumes of autobiography.During her extraordinary life she has worked as a prostitute, a professor, a Creole cook, an aide to Martin Luther King, a singer, an actress, a dancer, the editor of an Egyptian newspaper and a single mother, as well as producing poetry and plays.In recent years she has controversially even written lines to be printed inside greetings cards. ‘Life is a glorious banquet, a limitless and delicious buffet,’ reads one of her Hallmark epigrams.She has defended this commercial decision against literary snobbery: ‘If I’m America’s poet, or one of them, I want to be in people’s hands. All people’s hands, people who would never buy a book.’It remains to be seen if she will find herself once again rising at dawn to compose new stanzas to mark a third Clinton inauguration.State Package for Hillary ClintonYou may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may tread me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise.This is not the first time you have seen Hillary Clinton seemingly at her wits’ end, but she has always risen, always risen, don’t forget she has always risen, much to the dismay of her adversaries and the delight of her friends.Hillary Clinton will not give up on you and all she asks of you is that you do not give up on her.There is a world of difference between being a woman and being an old female. If you’re born a girl, grow up, and live long enough, you can become an old female. But to become a woman is a serious matter. A woman takes responsibility for the time she takes up and the space she occupies. Hillary Clinton is a woman. She has been there and done that and Free erotic’s books pdf

how do i publish my poem books.

im 16 and i have several ideas on book and i know i should write them first but i have 3 books filled with poems and i just wanna know if there is any chance they would give my books a shot?

The chances are slim that any traditional publisher will publish a book of poetry from an unknown and untried author. Think of how many books of poetry you or any of your reading friends have purchased in the last year. I read nearly 170 books a year and not a single one is a book of poetry. In the last five years I purchased two. One was from a friend and the other was by an entertainer who included song lyrics and stories about their travels.Most people by classic poetry. Yeats, Wordsworth, e. e. cummings, Shelley, Hughes, Sanchez, Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Lucinda Roy…

what is the name of this Maya Angelou Poem.

can any one help me with the title to this maya angelou’s poem where she talking about clothes and compares it to african americans. The only part i remember the line where shes talking about jeans and she says how many african americans know there history and they look at the back of the jeans and Guess.

The name of the poem is “Clothes”; it is attributed to Maya Angelou, but, she did not write it; this is a hoax”ClothesYou are in love with Tommy,Because his last name is Hilfiger,But behind closed doors, Tommy,Is calling you a ******,But you could care less,Because you have been taught to dress to impress,If I ask you about your true history,You would have to look on the back of your jeans and Guess,You come up in the club wearing versace,Clothes made by a homosexual male,So even when you say you are straight,It is very hard to tell,And for footwear, you wear Timberlands,Even under the sun,That some tree that the symbol for them,Could have been the same one your ancestors were hung from,I cannot forget Nautica,When was the last memory you have of ships,Coming to North America in shackles,Being beaten over the back with whips,And to my beautiful black queens,Whose creative womb has become barren,I am confused because your face says Nefertiti,But your sweater reads Donna Karen,When was the last time you saw Liz Claiborne,Conversing with black women,But as soon as her name is printed on a purse,To Macy’s you quickly go, running,Ralph Lauren doesn’t even look at black men,Unless they are driving him around town,But as soon as that slave master appears on the back of a horse,You put whatever you have picked up down,My people reclaim your status in this world and in your life, Fubuin case you didn’t know, stand for (For Us By Us,)Buying black will someday suffice,Do you know who owns Timberland fashion?Well, Timberland is owned by the president of the KKK,Surprised? Don’t be. Read more books black people,Always hope for the best and prepare for the worst,You may not get what you pay for,But you’ll surely pay for what you get.Maya Angelou “

What inspired Maya Angelou to write.

I am doing this biography type thing in my High school class about her. Can anyone tell me I would really appreciate it.

Quotes by Maya Angelou. By reading them, you will find plenty of things that inspired her to write.”Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.””One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.””Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.””The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.””There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.””There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.””There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.””There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.””We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.””We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.””We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.””At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.””Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.””Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.””Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.””Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.””For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.””A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning’s greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.””All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.””Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.””I answer the heroic question “Death, where is they sting?” with “It is here in my heart and mind and memories.””II believe that every person is born with talent.””I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.””I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at commensurate speed.””I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a *****. You’ve got to go out and kick ***.””If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.””If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.””If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.””If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.””If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.””It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.””Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ”I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”””Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.””Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

How is Maya Angelou Controversial .

All in the title … im writing a controversial essay about her and i’m not exactly sure how to say she is controversial ty fo yr help

There’s no need to be defensive about this, and nothing wrong with saying it so long as they are facts. And since you were asking for some controversy about her, here it is…Maya Angelou has been controversial, especially since “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” have been criticized by many parents, causing their removal from school curricula and library shelves. According to the National Coalition Against Censorship, parents and schools have objected to Caged Bird’s depictions of lesbianism, premarital cohabitation, pornography, and violence. Some have been critical of the book’s sexually explicit scenes, use of language, and irreverent religious depictions. Caged Bird appeared third on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000. It was fifth on the ALA’s list of the ten most challenged books of the 21st century (2000–2005), (pls. see source link below) and was one of the ten books most frequently banned from high school and junior high school libraries and classrooms.Angelou’s life does add also to the controversy. As a young woman, Maya danced in night clubs, cooked at a Creole cafe and served as a Madam and sometime prostitute in a San Diego, Calif. brothel. She also tried to join the Army, but was turned down due to ties to the supposedly communist California Labor School.

how is Maya Angelou a remodel.

things i could put in a persuassive essay

Did Maya Angelou’s husband die, and did she write a poem about it. And if so, what was the name of her husband.

I have to do a mini-biography on Maya Angelou (as well as the poem In and Out of Time) and it talks about her feelings about her lover’s death.Is that poem based on a real thing that happened to her? I searched online and the only answer I could find is that she had “husbands”, period.Please help?

http://www.enotes.comhttp://www.mayaangelou.com…I searched all these sources, all safe links, though for the top one, you need to be a member to read all the essays and biographical material, as well as critical responses to Angelou’s poetry. I also searched any book I could ‘Look Inside’ at Wiki, NOT the best source, I saw… but it was confirmed at enotes – a great literature source – that Angelou’s first marriage was in (enotes says 1950, Wiki: ’53) to Tosh Angelou, a Greek sailor. They divorced within a few years. She was born a Johnson, but later used and kept ‘Angelou.’-Her second [?] marriage was to Paul du Feu in 1973 and though they moved to CA and ‘let their hair down’ – so to speak – they also divorced by ’81. He was a British carpenter and remodeler.-It’s written at enotes they lived on a houseboat together, though Wiki puts them in Sonoma County, which is wine country and not houseboat country; no harbor or bay near there for houseboats.-*And you’re right, at no source does Maya Angelou say how many times she married. She did get pregnant at age 16 [unmarried] and raised her son, Guy, as a single mother.-So unless it’s a poem to this never-named father of Guy, here are my admitted ‘guesses’…-“In and Out of Time” [wish I knew what book it’s from] could, possibly, relate to the incident in her childhood that led to her voluntary muteness for [one says ‘five’ – another ‘six’] years.Her uncles learned from her that a man close to the family, if not a member of it [might have been; check the links to be sure] raped her. Those uncles did, indeed, “bludgeon” [enotes says it] the man to death in front of young Maya: she was about eight or so.-She went into such shock and guilt then, truly feeling she’d gotten a man murdered in an awful way by speaking his name… That’s why she refused to speak at all for so long; she was afraid someone else would die, someone who didn’t really deserve such a terrible death due to her words.-Now, if this poem is from another book than “Caged Bird” [which enotes authors say IS about that childhood event] and is perhaps part of her tribute to “The Old Folks” [might be an abbreviation of the actual title] it could also relate to all those blacks who put up with so much, a lot that she also saw, being of an age [even I saw it] for the Civil Rights movement and subsequent murders, assassinations, and more.ADD: It could also be from her book “Phenomenal Woman” – which is mainly about herself [enotes and, as I recall, her web site], both say she said she would often use the word “we” in reference to a singular person: to give homage to the way ‘folk tales’ were told by her people; so in that book, she could’ve written it about herself.2nd ADD: Just looked in every book I could at Amazon: didn’t see this poem. Some books don’t have the ‘Inside’ feature.But I did learn she lived with Paul on a houseboat, not in Sonoma County, if that’s worth the time it takes to write it, and that there are many bios on Angelou now.

Did maya angelou ever get married.

1.When and where was Maya Angelou born? St.Lous,Missouri / April 4,19282.What is her birth name? Marguerite Johnson3.In addition to being a poet, what other roles has Maya Angelou played? Autobiographer,Playwritter,Author4.Identify prestigious award she has earned. A National Book Award, a Pulitzer…

Angelou has been married three times or more1. Tosh Angelos2. Paul Du Feu3. Vusumzi Make

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26 thoughts on “How Many Books Did Maya Angelou Write

  1. i’ll give you a hint… equality is one.

  2. Because her first autobiographical novel (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) contained rape, homosexuality, and drug use. Much of her work is irreverent toward religion.Good luck 🙂

  3. I don’t know much about publishing poetry, only that it is extremely difficult. There’s not too much of a market out there for up-and-coming poets, so it’s a really tough market to break into.

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  6. i wrote a two page essay on one of her poems a month or two ago. it didn’t take me but about an hour.

  7. Visit It gives addresses and submission requirements for many magazines that publish poetry.

  8. Edit: What the hell is with all the thumbs-downs? What I’m saying is the truth. Christ on a pogo stick, people.

  9. do your own homework, slacker. most of this can be found on the web foolioMaya Angelou Husband

  10. i’m optimistic there are some respected publishers accessible, yet…… the ordinary answer is that those days there are a ways, plenty greater human beings writing poetry then keen to pay to examine it. maximum “printed” poets easily pay for it in one way or yet another – it rather is termed “arrogance publishing” in the commerce. There are various varients in this topic, yet ultimately the guy writing the poetry pays to get it printed. for instance they might make contributions one poem to a quantity, as do many different poets, and that they and all the different individuals pay to purchase the e book, which no one else is going to purchase. Sorry to be so harsh, yet i’ve got self assurance honour-sure to tell you all this. with the aid of all ability proceed writing poetry to hold happiness into your existence and the lives of your loved ones. enter loose competitions or set up your very own website and the right thank you to make it nicely generic. yet pay attention all and sundry who promises to post your poetry. with the aid of a ways the least difficult way of arising money from poetry is to get it from unpublished poets themselves! In precis, look upon your poetry as a very good way of expressing the secret and excitement of the human journey. look someplace else for financial income. suited needs

  11. PS Miranda is a fat slut out of work aspiring “actress” who has ugly yellow teeth.

  12. You might have better luck getting individual poems published in magazines (to build up a track record of publication) than to get a book of poems published (especially for an unpublished poet).

  13. (Disclaimer: I’m not saying any of this in a bad way. I adore Angelou from the top of my head, down to my tippy-toes. 😉

  14. Was Maya Angelou Ever Married

  15. There are two that spring to mind.

  16. Hanna,Read her books, she has a whole series of autobiographical books, including “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Maya Angelou has an amazing past, including working for Martin Luther King Jr, living in Egypt for awhile, running a brothel, singing in smoky jazz clubs. She has led a very interesting life.

  17. Another very viable option is self-publishing. It is just another way to get your name out there (sell books online, local bookstore) and gain some recognition. It may even be picked up by a publishing house if enough of the right people read it!Well she was married 3 times, but they all ended in divorce. So I don’t think the poem has anything to do about her husband’s death.

  18. She would want you to stop asking people on Yahoo! Answers and do your own homework and studying.

  19. Compassion and equality for all.

  20. Remember to have a thick skin and a strong determination. Publishing isn’t an easy or painless doing their own homework.

  21. she has made no difference to world histrory. She is popular among people who already agree with her. As such she has had no real influence.

  22. Get a copy of Writer’s Market for the current year. You’ll find literary agents who represent poetry as well as novels.eek. maybe you should read her poems and figure it out for yourself…What I suggest is sending some of your poems into magazines. It’s much easier to get one or two poems published than a whole book. Gain a bit of recognition through magazines or websites, and then build up from there. Maybe get something published in an anthology or book of poetry from many different authors. If you are popular enough you may just have a shot at getting your book published professionally.Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise

  23. Angelou grew to become into raped and grew to become selectively mute after telling on him and him getting complete. She believed that her words could desire to kill human beings. whilst her intense college instructor, Bertha flowers, have been given her to start speaking and mentioned literature, to that end beginning up her love for writing.

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  25. Still I Rise… I LOVE that poem.

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