Maya Angelou’s Last Tweet

by Hrag Vartanian on May 28, 2014

(original photo via Talbot Troy's Flickrstream)

(original photo by Talbot Troy, via Flickr)

This morning, the sad news of poet, writer, and scholar Maya Angelou’s death has been circulating online. While she’ll probably be best remembered for her 1969 book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her last tweet from a few days ago captured the poetic visions she was able to convey in her work again and again.

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You can read a PDF of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings online here.

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  • CLE

    I’m pretty sure you’re linking to a pirated PDF. I know Random House is Big Content and all that, but please respect Maya Angelou’s copyright and rights as a creative artist.

  • Beau Toutant

    Maya Angelou’s last tweet was gently strong, as she’. I hope someone will write a more elaborate tribute to this iconic genius of our time.

    • Adriana J.Garces

      Join the discussion…I’m quite certain she’s deserving of such a grand tribute ;) Didn’t know of her passing until I opened my newsletter from here. Hoping her an infinitely peaceful rest, as I wish her loved ones Peace at this sad time.

  • Maya Angelou spoke beyond race and gender rights issues, she spoke of the universal human spirit. I was touched to witness her speak locally at Austin Peay University back in 1998 when I was just a senior in high school. This week I was compelled to pay tribute to her with my artwork. You can see my portrait of the author along with some inspiring words of hers at Drop by and tell me how her life’s work inspired you as well!

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