Digital Download Random House Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0739340271 $19.95 One CDs
DD ISBN 0739334557 $5.00
Listening to Maya Angelou is an intimate and inspiring experience--like having a conversation and a private poetry reading all at once. In this collection, Angelou reads two poems as well as selections from "Beautiful Woman," all in her distinctive, incomparable voice. "Amazing Peace," delivered at the 2005 White House tree lighting, references the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Before reading "On the Pulse of Morning," written for President Clinton's inauguration, she discusses the symbolism of three elements in the poem--rock, river, tree--and even sings pieces of traditional songs and spirituals. Angelou's words and voice are beautiful and affecting, and listeners will truly believe that her poetry is meant to be shared, and to be heard. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]
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