And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou About this poet

In this video Professor Maya Angelou recites her poem, ‘And Still I Rise,’ from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.

This poem is part of English and Media Centre’s collection of poems on the subject of Freedom for National Poetry Day. To see more poems in the collection click here.

See EMC’s blog for ideas on National Poetry Day.

Length: 2.52m   Topics: National Poetry Day – Freedom, Celebration, Identity, International Women's Day, YouTube Selection,
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Sarah O | 9 March 2010

Maya Angelou is amazing; one of my favourite poets.
A truly inspirational woman.
Wonderful choice for International Women’s Day.


Lynne | 13 March 2010

I love this poem, and oh the people I wish I could’ve recited this to! This is the first of Maya Angelou’s poems I’ve come across, but I will definitely be looking out for her work in future. Brilliant! Thank you.


Valerie Potter | 29 June 2010

Please - more Maya Angelou. How can you not smile with her generous human smile, watching and listening to her read?


kay anderson | 30 April 2012

Love this!


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