Amazing Peace and Other Poems (Unabridged)

  • by Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Maya Angelou
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Listen to Grammy Award-winning poet Maya Angelou read her newest work, "Amazing Peace", as well as some of her best-loved poems in this unique and inspiring audio collection."Amazing Peace" is a beautiful and deeply moving poem from Maya Angelou. Here she inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace.""Amazing Peace" is Maya Angelou's radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and is a touching celebration of the "Glad Season" that will resonate with people of all faiths.Also included in this program is her Grammy Award-winning reading of "On the Pulse of Morning", the poem that she created for the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton in January 1993. Nearly 13 years later this poem remains just as profound a listening experience.Additionally, the program includes the four poems that make up Phenomenal Woman. The poems are among the most acclaimed of Maya Angelou's body of work. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. Together with "Amazing Peace" and "On the Pulse of Morning", this is a beautiful and unique collection of Maya Angelou's writing read aloud in her distinctive and sonorous voice.Maya Angelou, poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director, was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her best-selling biographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a memoir with recipes, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?; and many other celebrated poems.

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Short and very sweet.

Might make you cringe, should make you stupidly grin, short it is but wasn't Napoleon and look at him.

Brutally honest observations comfortably spoken in this age, when they may not have been in a previous one.

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- MARK HEWITT

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio