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Angelou was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis.

Angelou is also noted for her many and varied singing and dancing styles, including her calypso music performances. She has written numerous poetry volumes, such as her first book of poetry, entitled . She has also recorded spoken albums of her poetry, including “On the Pulse of the Morning”, which she won the Grammy for Best Spoken Album in 1994. The poem was originally written for and delivered at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. also won a Grammy in 1996 and again in 2003 for her spok

Butterworth wrote back to Maya. “You have a unique gift of so energizing words that they bring the reader right into your experience. You will never know how many people you bless by enabling them to get in touch with their long-buried deep feelings waiting and needing to be addressed.”

The Grio, Slideshow: Maya Angelou’s star-studded 82 birthday celebration.

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