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America Mourns Its 'Fierce' Poet

Luminaries lines up to pay homage to Maya Angelou

(Newser) - Writer, inaugural poet, storyteller, mentor, civil rights activist, Grammy winner, journalist, streetcar conductor, and even madam—Maya Angelou wore a vast rainbow of hats during her 86 years, and Americans wasted no time today in paying homage to the fiercely eloquent force of nature. Without ado:
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Here's Maya Angelou's Inspiring Last Tweet

She calls on readers to 'listen to themselves'

(Newser) - Five days ago, Maya Angelou posted her final tweet , and it's as poetic as you might expect. It also, as Mediaite notes, provides a fitting epitaph for a writer who used her own experiences to reach out to others. "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might... More »

Maya Angelou Dead at 86

Famed poet and author had been suffering health problems

(Newser) - Maya Angelou has died at age 86. The former poet laureate and author's caretaker found her this morning at her home in Winston-Salem, NC, WGHP reports; the town's mayor confirming the news. Angelou's health had been failing recently; last week she cited health reasons in bowing out... More »

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