Maya Angelou http://www.kplu.org en Remembering Maya Angelou: Her 2011 KPLU Interview http://www.kplu.org/post/remembering-maya-angelou-her-2011-kplu-interview <p>Poet and author Maya Angelou died today at age 86. Her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" broke new ground with its descriptions of overcoming racism and trauma in the South. Throughout her life, Angelou was celebrated for her words. She shared a few of those words with KPLU's&nbsp;Bellamy Pailthorp, in a 2011 interview we're reposting here:</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & Ed Ronco 16846 at http://www.kplu.org Remembering Maya Angelou: Her 2011 KPLU Interview Interview with poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou http://www.kplu.org/post/interview-poet-author-and-playwright-dr-maya-angelou <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956447.mp3</p><p>One of America&#39;s most prominent living poets is coming to Seattle. Dr. Maya Angelou is the author of a groundbreaking memoire published in 1970, <em>I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings</em>. It describes <a href="http://mayaangelou.com/">how she overcame </a>racism and trauma growing up in the South.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Angelou is now 83, and recently received the highest civilian honor in the land, the Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama.&nbsp;</p><p>KPLU&#39;s Bellamy Pailthorp spoke with her and asked, first of all, how she came to write her first work of prose. <i>(Click on the audio &quot;play&quot; arrow at the top of this post to hear </i><i>KPLU&#39;s</i><i>&nbsp;interview).</i></p><p>Dr. Angelou <a href="http://stgpresents.org/artists/?artist=1481">will speak </a>at Seattle&#39;s Paramount Theatre&nbsp;on Monday, March 14th, in an appearance at 7:30 p.m.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:35:44 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp & KPLU News Staff 949 at http://www.kplu.org Interview with poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou