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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
MAYA ANGELOU R.I.P.
Maya Angelou has passed. What a powerful person she was and will continue to be in so many ways. Starting out as a dancer/singer, she never lost her ability to entertain an audience, whether of readers or rooms and arenas full of listeners. This woman learned to sing her own song and make it all of ours as much as Whitman did. An "American" classic. Rest In Poetry and Power Maya.
[PS: Here's the NY Times obit.]
[PPS: Here's a video of her in her Calypso queen days, which is how I first encountered her:]