Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Comprehensive Bibliography on the works of Maya Angelou

[Compiled by Shayn Guillemette]

Below, browse a comprehensive bibliography of works by poet Maya Angelou.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1969. Print.
Gather Together in My Name. New York: Random House, 1974. Print.
Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas. New York: Random House, 1976. Print.
The Heart of a Woman. New York: Random House, 1981. Print.
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes. New York: Random House, 1986. Print.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven. New York: Random House, 2002. Print.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou. New
York: Modern Library, 2004. Print.
Mom & Me & Mom. New York: Random House, 2013. Print.

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie. New York: Random House, 1971. Print.
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well. New York: Random House, 1975. Print.
And Still I Rise. New York: Random House, 1978. Print.
Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing? New York: Random House, 1983. Print.
Poems. New York: Random House, 1986. Print.
Now Sheba Sings the Song. New York: Plume Books, 1987. Print.
I Shall Not Be Moved. New York: Bantam Books, 1990. Print.
On the Pulse of the Morning. New York: Random House, 1993. Print.
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1994. Print.
A Brave and Startling Truth. New York: Random House, 1995. Print.
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women. New York: Random House, 1995. Print.
 “From A Black Woman to a Black Man”, 1995.
Amazing Peace. New York: Random House, 2005. Print.
“Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me.” New York: Random House, 2006. Print.
“Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer.” New York: Random House, 2006. Print.
Poetry for Young People. Berkshire, U.K.: Sterling Books, 2007. Print.
“We Had Him”, 2009.
“His Day is Done”, 2012.

Also author of The Poetry of Maya Angelou, 1969. Contributor of poems in The Language They Speak Is Things to Eat: Poems by Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets and to Mary Higgins Clark, Mother, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Personal Essays
Lessons in Living. New York: Random House, 1993. Print.
Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now. New York: Random House, 1993. Print.
Even the Stars Look Lonesome. New York: Random House, 1997. Print.
Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me. New York: Random House, 2006. Print.
Letter To My Daughter. New York: Random House, 2008. Print.

Children’s Books
Mrs. Flowers: A Moment of Friendship (selection from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
illustrated by Etienne Delessert. Minneapolis, MN: Redpath Press, 1986. Print.
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (poem), edited by Sara Jane Boyers, illustrated by Jean-Michel
Basquiat. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993. Print.
(With others) Soul Looks Back in Wonder, illustrated by Tom Feelings. New York: Dial, 1993.
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me, photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke.
New York: Crown, 1994. Print.
Kofi and His Magic, photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke. New York: Crown, 1996. Print.
Angelina of Italy, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.
Izak of Lapland, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.
Renie Marie of France, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.
Mikale of Hawaii, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.


Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes. New York: Random
House, 2004. Print.
Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart. New York: Random House, 2010. Print.

(With Godfrey Cambridge) Cabaret for Freedom (musical revue), produced at Village Gate
Theatre, New York, 1960.
The Least of These (two-act drama), produced in Los Angeles, 1966.
(Adapter) Sophocles, Ajax (two-act drama), produced at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1974.
(And director) And Still I Rise (one-act musical), produced in Oakland, CA, 1976.
(Author of poems for screenplay) Poetic Justice (screenplay), Columbia Pictures, 1993.
(Author of lyrics, with Alistair Beaton) King, book by Lonne Elder, III, music by Richard Blackford,
London, 1990.

Also author of the play Gettin' up Stayed on My Mind, 1967, a drama, The Best of These, a two-act drama, The Clawing Within, 1966, a two- act musical, Adjoa Amissah, 1967, and a one-act play, Theatrical Vignette, 1983.

Film and Television

Black, Blues, Black! (ten one-hour programs, National Education Television), 1968.
Georgia, Georgia. Independent-Cinerama, Sweden, 1972.
(writer/director) All Day Long, American Film Institute, 1974.
PBS documentaries, 1975:
Who Cares About Kids & Kindred Spirits (KERA-TV, Dallas, Texas)
Maya Angelou: Rainbow in the Clouds (WTVS-TV, Detroit, Michigan)
To the Contrary (Maryland Public Television)
Tapestry and Circles
Assignment America (six one-half hour programs), 1975.
Part One: The Legacy; Part Two: The Inheritors (writer and host), 1976.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (writer for script and musical score), 1979.
Sister, Sister (writer), 20th Century Fox Television, 1982.
Brewster Place (writer), ABC, 1990.
(Writer of poetry) John Singleton, Poetic Justice (motion picture), Columbia Pictures, 1993.
Down in the Delta (director), Miramax Films, 1998.

Composer of songs, including two songs for movie For Love of Ivy, and composer of musical scores for both her screenplays.  Other documentaries include Trying to Make It Home (Byline series), 1988, and Maya Angelou's America: A Journey of the Heart (also host). Public Broadcasting Service Productions include Who Cares about Kids, Kindred Spirits, Maya Angelou: Rainbow in the Clouds, and To the Contrary. Writer for television series Brewster Place, Harpo Productions.

Films and Plays (Acting)

Porgy and Bess, 1954–1955.
Calypso, 1957.
The Blacks, 1960.
Look Away, 1973.
Roots, ABC, 1977.
Touched by an Angel ("Reunion"), CBS, 1995.
How to Make an American Quilt, Universal Pictures, 1995.
Runaway, Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, 2000.
Madea's Family Reunion, Tyler Perry Studios, 2006.


Miss Calypso (audio recording of songs), Liberty Records, 1957.
The Poetry of Maya Angelou (audio recording), GWP Records, 1969.
An Evening with Maya Angelou (audio cassette), Pacific Tape Library, 1975.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (audio cassette with filmstrip and teacher's guide), Center for
Literary Review, 1978, abridged version, Random House (New York, NY), 1986.
Women in Business (audio cassette), University of Wisconsin, 1981.
Making Magic in the World (audio cassette), New Dimensions, 1988.
On the Pulse of Morning (audio production), Ingram, 1993.
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (audio production), Ingram, 1993.
Phenomenal Woman (audio production), Ingram, 1995.
Been Found, 1996.
A Song Flung Up to Heaven, Random House Audio, 2002


Conversations with Maya Angelou, edited by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Virago Press (London, England), 1989.
Maya Angelou (four-volume boxed set), Ingram (London, England), 1995.
(With Mary Ellen Mark) Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey, Aperture (New York, NY), 1998.

Contributor to books, including Poetic Justice: Filmmaking South Central Style, Delta, 1993; Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists, Rizzoli International Publications, 1996; The Journey Back: A Survivor's Guide to Leukemia, Rainbow's End Company, 1996; The Challenge of Creative Leadership, Shephard-Walwyn, 1998; and Amistad: "Give Us Free": A Celebration of the Film by Stephen Spielberg, Newmarket Press, 1998. Author of forewords to African Canvas: The Art of African Women, by Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Rizzoli (New York, NY), 1991; Dust Tracks on the Road: An Autobiography, by Zora Neale Hurston, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991; Caribbean & African Cooking, by Rosamund Grant, Interlink (Northampton, MA), 1993;Double Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers & Daughters, HarperCollins, 1993; African Americans: A Portrait, by Richard A. Long, Crescent Books (New York, NY), 1993; and Essence: Twenty-five Years Celebrating Black Women, edited by Patricia M. Hinds, Harry N. Abrams (New York, NY), 1995; author of introduction to Not without Laughter, by Langston Hughes, Scribner (New York, NY), 1995; author of preface to Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers, edited by Rosemarie Robotham, BasicCivitas Books (New York, NY), 2003. Author, with Charlie Reilly and Amiri Bakara, Conversations with Amiri Bakara. Short stories are included in anthologies, including Harlem and Ten Times Black. Contributor of articles, short stories, and poems to national periodicals, including Harper's, Ebony, Essence, Mademoiselle, Redbook, Ladies' Home Journal, Black Scholar, Architectural Digest, New Perspectives Quarterly, Savvy Woman, and Ms. Magazine.

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