Amazing Peace and Other Poems

And Other Poems by Maya Angelou
Narrated by: Maya Angelou
Length: 29 mins
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This dazzling Christmas poem by Maya Angelou is powerful and inspiring for people of all faiths. In this beautiful, deeply moving poem, Maya Angelou inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. “Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward,” she writes, “and speak the word aloud. Peace.” 

Read by the poet at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou’s celebration of the “Glad Season” is a radiant affirmation of the goodness of life.

©2005 Maya Angelou; 2005 Random House, Inc.
"On the Pulse of the Morning" 1993 Maya Angelou; 1993 Random House Inc.
Phenomenal Woman 1971, 1978, 1983, 1990, 1994 Maya Angelou (P)1995 Random House Inc.

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For years I have read and heard several renditions of Dr. Angelou's poem and autobiographical works. Her writing has an incredible way of inhabiting the souls of reader, audience and artist alike. Her work is distinctly cultural and at the same time universally embracing.

This Audible selection is an example of how content delivered in digitized sound can actually give an authentic voice to the artist and the voice that takes up residence in the artist. When I played this entire selection I felt as if I had a private audience with Dr. Angelou. The sung robustness of her musical references in "Pulse of the Morning", the girly glee in her 7 women poem and her sensitive, yet unapologetic, teasing directed at male listeners easily revealed the range of her artistry and wisdom. What a treat!

I intend to include this work as part of a professional series for adults working in children in out-of-school time settings. It is lush with musical, literary, dramatic and cultural gems that can enrich creativity in young people and those who work with them.

Simply beautiful. I can't wait to play it again! C. Travis

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, It has special reminder of Good Attitude.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Amazing Peace and Other Poems?

Phynoninoily sweet strenth Followed by Powerful definitions.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did !

Any additional comments?

Love poetry

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Excellent excellent!!

I love Maya Angelo's singing. I did not expect that. She brings the poetry to life!! Simply unforgettable.

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amazing

it's a short collection but I could listen to it over and over. her poetry and her voice are mesmerizing.

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Awesomely written

Loved it!!! Such an inspiration and I love her poetry. I can listen over and over again.

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I love her so much.

Maya Angelou is so deep, beautiful and so real she seats right next to you by your kitchen table .

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Phenomenal

I loved the raw urgency that exemplifies the truth, fear, frustrations and challenges of life.

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Awesome Completely worth getting

loved it it is everything I thought it would be Maya Angelou at her besr

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  • MARK HEWITT
  • 02-02-16

Short and very sweet.

Might make you cringe, should make you stupidly grin, short it is but wasn't Napoleon and look at him.

Brutally honest observations comfortably spoken in this age, when they may not have been in a previous one.