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Dr Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature As a poet educator historian best-selling author actress playwright civil-rights activist producer and director she continues to travel the world spreading her legendary wisdom Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelous unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics A mesmerizing vision of grace swaying and stirring when she moves Dr Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor fire and perception She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies Dr Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her current best-seller A Song Flung Up to Heaven In 1981 Dr Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University In January 1993 she became only the second poet in US History to have the honor of writing and reciting original work at the Presidential Inauguration Phenomenal Woman Men themselves have wondered What they see in me They try so much But they cant touch My inner mystery When I try to show them They say they still cant see I say Its the arch of my back The sun of my smile The ride of my breasts The grace of my style Im a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman Thats me Other Poems by Angelou Phenomenal WomanStill I RiseMenRemembranceA ConceitTouched By An AngelRefusalThe LessonI Know Why The Caged Bird SingsPassing TimeWhen You Come To MeMillion Man March PoemPoem read at the Million Man MarchThe Rock Cries Out To Us Today1993 Clinton Inaugural Poem
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