Intimate Conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou

Ella Curry of EDC Creations Interviews Dr. Maya Angelou

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Letter to My Daughter  by Dr. Maya Angelou

For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.

Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son.

Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.

Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share.

“I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I amspeaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”
–from Letter to My Daughter

Dr. Maya Angelou Biography
An author whose series of autobiographies is as admired for its lyricism as its politics, Dr. Maya Angelou is a writer who’s done it all. Angelou’s poetry and prose — and her refusal to shy away from writing about the difficult times in her past — have made her an inspiration to her readers.

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13 Responses to “Intimate Conversation with Dr. Maya Angelou”

  1. A Reply From A Daughter

    This is a daughter in search of her mother
    Whom she never had the pleasure to greet
    But longing to erase that void in her life
    On the day when their paths meet

    I inherited a gift of poetry
    But have no-one or where to turn
    And it’s my sincere prayer
    That one day I may sit with you and learn

    I saw you on TV
    And heard your voice on a radio
    But still I was left
    With no direction on where to go

    Although we are like strangers
    Only connected by a gift
    I need wisdom spoken into my life
    So that this gift can be shifted

    Shifted to another level
    So that It may grow
    And to what height
    Only God knows

    I hope to one day meet you
    Maybe even to hold a pen, you wrote with
    That carries your touch
    I know that may seem like nothing
    But to this daughter- it’s much

    I write this with pureness
    Not asking for material or monetary things
    Just asking a mother to help
    Her daughter spread her poetic wings

    Love your daughter, 9/25/08
    Written by Lue Renae Jackson
    Email the poet: lujackson@cox.net

  2. Wow! That is impressive. How touching your response to the great lady. Your sharing brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing your good news.

    Rosalind Stormer
    http://www.heavenlybound.org
    Author of HEALING THE BREACH
    Coming Soon! IN THE WRONG HANDS

  3. I love this poem it has so many meaningful messages behind it. I escpecially like your usage of methaphors. Please stay encouraged and the skys the limit from here. I look forward to reading more of your future poems to come. Until then keep believing and stay blessed!!

  4. Your response to Dr. Maya Angelou, has inspired me to appreciate poetry or should i say a spoken word that goes deeper than i could ever imagine.

  5. wwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww!!!!!That was amazing.I really felt it.You are a very talented woman of God.That response was sincerly from a daughter.They better look out for you.I know Maya Angelou had to be honored to read this response. You keep doin what you do best.Continue to let God use you.Dont limit yourself.I cant wait to read more of your work.I pray God opens the door for you to meet Dr.Maya Angelou soon n very soon. And hopefully she will let you touch her pen.

  6. I love the poem. You were always my favorite. I really look forward to hearing more in the future.

  7. Wow! I can feel the passion and admiration that you have for one of the most gifted Poets of our time Maya Angelou. I am sure that she will be honored just as I were in reeding your reply. Can’t wait to read more of your beautiful poems.

  8. The love the poem and I always knew that GOD also gave you a gift of poety as well as Maya Angelou. You are truely a insperation to me and I can’t wait to read more of your poems in the future.

  9. You are a daughter, continue to seek and trust God has given the gift. Dr. Angelou has shared her gift with us, her daughters.

  10. You are truly gifted Queen. I sincerely hope that this piece gets to Queen Dr. Maya Angelou

  11. Dr. Maya Angelou

    You are the inspirational Queen of Poetry who speak boldly about changes and not to forget where we come from,I met you back in the “70” at the college I attended San Jose State University in California.Also sent you my first poetry book “Poems From The Heart” by Annette Hoggs-Jackson,And you reponded back thanking me saying how much you appreciated me sending you a copy.I plan to send my second one as soon as it is plublishrd.

    God Bless You Dr. Maya Angelou

  12. wow I really enjoyed that! I always new you had talent because some of it sits on the table of my parents home!

  13. That was an amazingly sincere and thought provoking poem. It is apparent that you have a love for poetry and a high respect for Maya Angelou. You are truly one of her daughters. My prayer for you is that you continue to use your pen to express your emotions through the wonderful language of poetry. One day, and maybe one day soon, there will be another young poet asking to hold your pen. God Bless you!

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