WEDNESDAY READS Recs for those catching up on Maya Angelou

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by GWEN REYES

WFAA Special Contributor

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Maya Angelou's published works and the years they cover

•    Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969): Up to 1944 (age 17)
•    Gather Together in My Name (1974): 1944–1948
•    Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976): 1949–1955
•    The Heart of a Woman (1981): 1957–1962
•    All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986): 1962–1965
•    A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002): 1965–1968
•    Mom & Me & Mom (2013): overview

Poets making an impact today include Gina Loring, Nikki Giovanni, and current Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

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