Reference Material on Maya Angelou

Additional information on Ms. Angelou and her work can be found at and in:

  • Bloom, Harold, ed. Maya Angelou. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009.
  • Elliot, Jeffrey M., ed. Conversations with Maya Angelou. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1989.
  • Essick, Kathy M. “The Poetry of Maya Angelou: A Study of the Blues Matrix as Force and Code.” PhD Dissertation. Indiana
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1994,.
  • Gillespie, Marcia, Rosa Johnson Butler, and Richard A. Long. Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
  • Graham, Joyce L. “Freeing Maya Angelou’s ‘Caged Bird.'” PhD Dissertation. Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1991.
  • Hagen, Lyman B. Heart of a Woman, Mind of a Writer, and Soul of a Poet: A Critical Analysis of the Writings of Maya Angelou. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1997.
  • “Maya Angelou.” Interview by George Plimpton, Paris Review, No. 116 (Fall 1990): 144-167.
  • McPherson, Dolly Aimee. Order Out of Chaos: The Autobiographical Works of Maya Angelou. New York: P. Lang, 1990.
  • Walker, Leila Andrea. “Touch Me, Life, Not Softly: The Poetry of Maya Angelou.” PhD Dissertation. Florida State University, 1994.

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