February has been designated in many areas as Black History Month.
There have been many celebrations taking place this month to celebrate this recognition. As the month draws to a close, I would like to add a mention to one of my favourite writers, a truly inspirational poet–Maya Angelou.
For a winter read or all year round, one of the poets I most admire is Maya Angelou. Stop by her website at http://mayaangelou.com to find out more about this dynamo!
Sitting on my shelf, are two of her several books —Poems and Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now—both are worth a read or two on any given day.
Also, I have a CD featuring the works of one of my favourite poets, Maya Angelou , available at
Angelou’s voice is rich and melodious as she reads poems about life and people, including the 1993 Inaugural Poem.
More visual and text resources are available at another site celebrating Black History Month 2013 .
Closer to home, the CBC network has added some timely material at http://www.cbc.ca/books/2013/02/keeping-roots-alive.html .
As February ends, I recommend these resources that are great for listening and reading well past this designated month. Enjoy!
- Maya Angelou, Presidential Medal Recipient of Freedom, Storied Poet, Author & Activist, Hosts 3rd Annual Black History Month Program February 2013 on Public Radio (sacbee.com)
- Maya Angelou Day 12 of 28: Who Says You Can’t? (vtypical.wordpress.com)
- Maya Angelou on respect: Women are not the ‘b’ word, and blacks are not the ‘n’ word (tv.msnbc.com)
- This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional Singer Alicia Keys How to Sing (jezebel.com)