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  • Hampton Roads poetry community thrives on readings

    A poet once told me that to enjoy poetry, you must read it aloud to appreciate the nuances of the word choices and hear the rhythms that bring the stories to life.
  • Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...

    Maya Angelou: Authors, including J.K. Rowling, pay tribute

    Maya Angelou, poet and author of the memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," touched many with her words and life. After she died Wednesday at age 86, tributes from authors and others began flowing on Twitter. Here is a sampling: J.K. Rowling,...

    Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'

    Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'
    Many Americans came to know author Maya Angelou as they know their closest friends and loved ones. She revealed her heart and soul in seven best-selling memoirs that documented her rise from poverty and violence to literary greatness.  Her first memoir,...

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...