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Poet Maya Angelou "Shall Not Be Moved"

The writer, known for her ongoing series of autobiographies, is one of this country's leading black female poets. She talks with Fresh Air guest host Marty Moss-Coane about how she switches between prose and poetry, and the formal, respectful modes of communication she prefers in the classroom and other professional contexts -- which Angelou says is an integral part of the African American community.

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Other segments from the episode on July 13, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 13, 1990: Interview with Maya Angelou; Review of Margarich Menezes' album "Elegibo"; Interview with Eric Gregg; Review of the film "Ghost."

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