Additional information on Ms. Angelou and her work can be found at www.mayaangelou.com and in:
Bloom, Harold, ed. Maya Angelou. New York: Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009.
Elliot, Jeffrey M., ed. Conversations with Maya Angelou. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1989.
Essick, Kathy M. “The Poetry of Maya Angelou: A Study of the Blues Matrix as Force and Code.” PhD Dissertation. Indiana
University of Pennsylvania, 1994,.
Gillespie, Marcia, Rosa Johnson Butler, and Richard A. Long. Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
Graham, Joyce L. “Freeing Maya Angelou’s ‘Caged Bird.’ “ PhD Dissertation. Virginia Polytechnic and State University, 1991.
Hagen, Lyman B. Heart of a Woman, Mind of a Writer, and Soul of a Poet: A Critical Analysis of the Writings of Maya Angelou. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1997.
“Maya Angelou.” Interview by George Plimpton, Paris Review, No. 116 (Fall 1990): 144-167.
McPherson, Dolly Aimee. Order Out of Chaos: The Autobiographical Works of Maya Angelou. New York: P. Lang, 1990.
Walker, Leila Andrea. “Touch Me, Life, Not Softly: The Poetry of Maya Angelou.” PhD Dissertation. Florida State University, 1994.