When did Maya Angelou start writing poetry?

Answer Maya Angelou spent several years silent after being raped at 8 years old. During this time, she read voraciously. Her love of reading poetry drove her to write it. She continued to write after she ... Read More »

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When did Maya Angelou start writing poems?

Maya Angelou, born in 1928, first began writing poetry when she was around 12 years old. A highlight of her career was in the 1990s when President Bill Clinton asked her to write and read the first... Read More »

When was Maya Angelou born and when did she die?

Maya Angelou, poet and author, perhaps best known for her book "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," was born April 4, 1928. As of May 2010, she is still alive. Her birth name was Marguerite Johnson.S... Read More »

What awards did maya angelou win?

Maya Angelou has won many awards throughout her long career. Most notably, she has won the Ladies Home Journal Woman of the Year Award (1975), the Presidential Medal of Arts (2000), the Lincoln Med... Read More »

Where did Maya Angelou go to school?

U.S. novelist and poet Maya Angelou attended George Washington High School in San Francisco. Angelou did not go to college after high school, but she has received many honorary degrees.Source:"I Kn... Read More »