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Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?

Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? By Maya Angelou Shaker Why Don t You Sing Tenderly joyously sometimes in sadness sometimes in pain Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it In this moving volume of poetry we hear the multi fac

  • Title: Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?
  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • ISBN: 9780394521442
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? By Maya Angelou Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the pTenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time The wisdom, rue and humor of her storytelling are borne on a lilting rhythm completely her own, the product of a born writer s senses nourished on black church singing and preaching, soft mother talk and salty street talk, and on literature James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Shakespeare and Gorki The New York Times Book Review Black, bitter and beautiful, she speaks of our survival James Baldwin.
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    1. Jean on said:

      Shaker Why Don t You Sing is Maya Angelou s fourth volume of poetry, published in 1983 Early in her writing career, Maya Angelou had begun to alternate the publication of part of her autobiography which now runs to seven volumes and a volume of poetry Many of the poems in this fourth collection focus on themes readers may be familiar with from her previous volumes These include courage and survival despite threatened freedom, and also defeat, lost love, and disillusionment as hopes and dreams ar [...]

    2. Alisa Wilhelm on said:

      Maya Angelou never fails to make me grin, make me feel understood, and make me mourn I love how wise and humble and proud she is.

    3. Ananya Ghosh on said:

      This was my first Maya Angelou poetry collection or anything, actually This is the first time I ve ever read her work and I loved it and I hope to read In fact, I want to study it, not just read I made a list of my favourite poems out of the 28 in the book A Good Woman felling Bad, Impeccable Conception, Contemporary Announcement, Prelude to a Parting, To a Suitor, Insomniac, Weekend Glory, The lie and The Last Decision The poems were varying on themes and yet lyrically powerful and beautiful S [...]

    4. Sweetdarlin' on said:

      This is a vibrant collection of Angelou s, as she moves from varying topics to make a colorful book However, for me, the rhythm seemed to lag as the collection went on A solid three star read.

    5. Sarah Ansani on said:

      This book of Angelou s poetry is alive than her earlier works There s resolution and focus in these poems We venture from her earlier Africa to the American south There is jazz and bop present in these poems that encounter daddy issues, eviction notices, and wild weekends One of my favorite poems was Impeccable Conception where a poet finds beauty to write about it, just as joyfully as those who find beauty and live it.

    6. Mike Jensen on said:

      This is Angelou s fourth book, and the second in which she is a really great poet I m especially impressed by those reveling in her sexuality, looking cynically on relationships, celebrating African American cultural motifs, and those most deeply from the heart Not everything resonates for me, still, this is a book to recommend without reservation.

    7. Brian on said:

      Although not quite as amazing as And Still I Rise, this is another strong collection I enjoy any collection that feels as though it s meant to be read all in one sitting, but this also brings with it the bonus joy of Maya Angelou s voice in my head as I read Even the most distressing poems invoke a soothing calm.

    8. Jennie on said:

      Angelou s poetry, at least this collection, struck me because she was able to encapsulate the most unpleasant yet mundane of feelings with the most beautiful words The metaphors, like her life turning blue, made a lasting image.

    9. Amy Layton on said:

      Fantastic All throughout high school I made a point to not read poetry for fun Maya Angelou, however, is incredibly addicting Her topics are heavy but somehow colours them lightly with her words Wonderful.

    10. Jackie Behles on said:

      Poetry is hard to read for me, and this was a category on our reading challenge this year So I chose a great author with a short book And you know what, there were quite a few poems in this short book that I quite enjoyed I think I may try another poetry book sometime in the future.

    11. daisy on said:

      Not all of these poems resonated with me, but here and there were some moments of human reflection that struck a chord in me.Beautifully written.

    12. Kristy on said:

      A little bit darker than some of her poetry I ve seen Nonetheless, amazing.

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