Maya Angelou

Passing of Maya Angelou, 86 years old

Poet Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86.  Ms. Angelou was famous for her books, such as  "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", "I Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now" and many other titles.  For more information on Maya Angelou, go to http://mayaangelou.com.

Life as an Open Book: Memoirs by (and about) Poets

Photo Credit: Underwood by dvs/Doug ShickWriters as a species might be the most abject creatures ever to slink down a blind alley of evolution, but for that anomalous little glitch in our programming that demands that we be heard--that claims not just a voice but a voice made concrete--set in type, if not necessarily in stone.

Dulce et decorum est: War and Anti-War Poetry

Cover Art: Blue-Tail Fly by Vievee FrancisSoldiers have been writing poetry glorifying or abhorring war for as long as there have been soldiers and wars. Others have written poems lamenting war's inhumanity and its wastes every bit as long. I guess the best we can do is work toward the day when neither will be necessary.

Below you will find poetry occasioned by war from the Harris County Public Library Catalog.

 

 

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