Maya Angelou http://kplu.org en Interview with poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou http://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://kplu.org Interview with poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou