Posts Tagged: Maya Angelou

The Rumpus Interview with Naomi Jackson


Naomi Jackson discusses her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, how she approached writing about mental illness and its affects on a family, and choosing to to tell a story from multiple perspectives. ...more

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Against Hatred


We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts


Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more

The Conversation: Jeremy Clark and Thiahera Nurse


I’m thinking about the difference between “I stay somewhere” and “I live somewhere.” ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Mary Karr


Mary Karr talks about her new book The Art of Memoir, the perception of memoir from a "trashy" form, the virtues of poetry, and the complexity of truth-telling. ...more

The USPS Doesn’t Know Its Angelou Quotes


After the United States Postal Service misattributed a quote to Maya Angelou on a commemorative stamp, many suggested that the Postal Service “had simply believed too readily what they read on the Internet.” Now, for the New Yorker, Ian Crouch argues that although the Postal Service received approval from the Angelou family to publish the quote, the stamp points to the influence of the Internet on misattribution, as the Internet causes “minor falsehoods [to] metastasize at an alarming speed.”