Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise
Maya Angelou’s poetry – lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful – speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. ‘The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/ and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/ sings of freedom.’
And Still I Rise is author Maya Angelou's third volume of poetry, published in 1978 during one of the most productive periods in Angelou's career. Of her poetry, Kirkus Reviews has written, ‘It is just as much a part of her biography as I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.'