Today is the last day of National Poetry Month! We're going out with a bang in our final installment of McIntyre Library's Poem-a-Day series! Without further ado:
"Still I Rise," a poem by Maya Angelou. Selected by Lisa Karnish, English 348.
Read the poem or watch a introduction and recitation by Maya Angelou:
Maya Angelou was born in 1928 in St. Louis and is an African American poet, author, historian, actress, and activist. She began her career in drama and dance and would later go on to earn nominations for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Ladies Home Journal Woman of the Year. She was also appointed the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This poem, "Still I Rise," is a call for all people who experience prejudice and humiliation to assert pride and courage, especially those who have been victims of racism.
~Lisa Karnish, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348
April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.
Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.