Maya Angelou is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton.
A Lovemark of abounding wisdom
Maya Angelou is an inspration to all that know about her. She survived a segregated, violent childhood in Arkansas and has beome one of the most respected women in the world. I first heard of her as a civil rights activist then a best selling author, an academic of great ethos. Her poetry always moves me. Maya's newest poem "Peace" is the best and most significant message to our times by a woman who tells us again the surpassing virtues of it. I stilll read her books "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", "And Still I Rise" to name just two. I am grateful to be walking the planet at the same time she does. Now I know why Dr. Angelou sings and why her rhapsody of love is so moving. She is my Lovemark because she is a Lovemark of abounding wisdom.
Anita, Canada - 12 December 2005