ANGELOU, Maya (1928-2014)
American poet, singer, memoirist, and Civil Rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The firsr, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
SB – Signed Book. This is her 2009 inaugural poem for William Jefferson Clinton “On the Pulse of Morning”. Random House, NY, 1993. Paper covers. Signature tipped in to booklet. Lovely copy.