Click here to view original web page at www.oprahmag.com During a 50-year career that culminated in three Grammys, one Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer nomination, and 36 books, Maya Angelou never failed to use the power of her skilled words to candidly reflect on the … [Read more...] about 10 Maya Angelou Books and Poems That Should Be on Your Reading List
i was six when they married memories of that and more potato salad and apple pie summer under the backyard tree winter crowded in the house the farmhouse held us all so long ago once we were five I wrote when the first of my brothers died on the airplane to the funeral said … [Read more...] about marie
There are many ways to preserve relationships in written records. For those who have hundreds of pages of personal poetry, take the time to peruse what you have captured about family and events set in motion by family members as you create any retrospective about your life or … [Read more...] about Poetry as Memoir
I am participating in a "blog hop" today with another post of mine about the remembrance of the assassination of President Kennedy. I wanted to include this poem, Braided Dreams, that was accepted as one of the poems of the week by Poets Against the War, but it isn't about … [Read more...] about Poetry and a Day Commemorating Assassination.
Today's post will be short and sweet. As some of you know, I am an adult survivor of childhood medical abuse, and I am writing a book that centers on that experience. (Publishers, agents, feel free to contact me!) It is not a tell all, nor is it sugar coating a tragic … [Read more...] about Panoply of Persistence