Episode 7: Maya Angelou

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Nation of Writers
Episode 7: Maya Angelou

In this episode, we dive into the life and work of Maya Angelou with Nikki Giovanni and Glory Edim.

About our guests: Nikki Giovanni is an acclaimed poet, writer, activist and educator. She is the author of several bestselling collections of poetry and the recipient of numerous well-earned awards and honors.

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club and digital platform that promotes Black literature and sisterhood. She is the editor of an essay anthology also called Well-Read Black Girl and she won the Innovator’s Award at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.


4 thoughts on “Episode 7: Maya Angelou

  1. Amanda Logan says:

    I loved the podcast. Reading black women writers have been a balm to my soul. I always felt as if they knew me… I could relate. Reading has brought me through bad times… I have always found solace and more importantly JOY!

    • American Writers Museum says:

      So glad you enjoyed! This one was a lot of fun to put together. Any particular writers that are resonating with you right now? We’re always looking for new recommendations or rereads!

  2. Terrie Davoll Hudson says:

    What a joyous episode! This discussion warmed my heart and stimulated my brain. Glory is fabulous and created a sitting-round-the-kitchen-table hanging out with friends environment in my ears. I have loved Nikki for decades – since I first read the poems Nikki-Rosa and Knoxville, Tennessee. Loved her stories today. Her references to so many great writers has me pulling anthologies and books from my bookshelves and online ordering others. Excellent job by both women!

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