Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, and playwriter. She is known for her autobiographical books. Maya Angelou is a great poet.

Maya Angelou started poetry when she was a kid. Through out her life she made many poems. One of which is " Awaking in New York". Maya Angelou has been given many awards for her work. Plus she has created some of the best poems ever.

Awaking in New York

By. Benjamin Edminster

Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,
unasked and unheeded.

This poem was made after Maya had visited New York, New York for a trip.