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In a world where it is increasingly difficult to find the time and space for contemplation, Maya Angelou’s words are more important than ever. The first female poet laureate of the United States, she wrote about love and loss with an unshakable sense of self-acceptance that was as comforting as it was powerful. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to find the time and space for contemplation, Maya Angelou’s words are more important than ever. The first female poet laureate of the United States, she wrote about love and loss with an unshakable sense of self-acceptance that was as comforting as it was powerful. Angelou possessed a “flower-child wisdom” which made her powerfully poetic voice resonate across cultures and generations; while many people heard in her work echoes of their own lives. Today we celebrate not only what this extraordinary woman accomplished on behalf of herself but also what she achieved on behalf of all those who struggle against adversity–and feel less alone because they know someone like them has been through worse and hopes for

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