Maya Angelou receives Pulitzer Prize Nomination

Poems of love and regret, of racial strife and confrontation, songs of people and songs of the heart - all are charged with Maya Angelou's zest for life and her rage at injustice.

Lyrical poems of longing, wry glances at betrayal and isolation combine with a fierce insight into "hateful wrath".

Her honors include a National Book Award nomination for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie,