Remembering Maya Angelou – In the Words of Poets

Maya Angelou-Tribute

Fox Chase Review

Remembering Maya Angelou- Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Mel Brake

maya-angelou- courtesy official websiteMaya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. She rose from humble beginnings having worked as fry cook, prostitute, night-club dancer and performer to become a premier writer, poet, actor, director, civil rights leader. She was honored with the Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forrest University.  In 1993 she read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning”, at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Angelou’s literary achievements inspired many poets as well as her faith in the promise of America.

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Maya Angelou Remembered in the Words of Poets
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When I Die I’ll Live Again 
 By Diane Sahms-Guarnieri
Maya Angelou’s book, Poems, was one of the first books of poetry I bought from Barnes and Noble in Jenkintown, PA.  Reading through Angelou’s internal rhymes there was an obvious musical quality to her poems, as they appeared on page…

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About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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