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Maya Angelou
Limited Editions Club Our Grandmothers
Wild Carrot Letterpress, Hadley, Massachusetts: 1994. Book and slipcase are close to being like new, and the four page Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter is like new. For any serious collector of modern poetry or African American literature/art or unique Limited Editions Club printings, this is a must have. No two ways about it! In Our Grandmothers, Ms. Angelou reflects on her childhood with affection but also recalls searing experiences. Of all her astonishing poems,this was a personal favorite of Ms. Angelou, and is from her book I Shall Not be Moved. Our Grandmothers is not a very long poem-little more than a hundred lines- but its power is incomparable: think of William Blake, Henry Miller, William Burroughs, Francois Villon or Walt Whitman all wrapper together. In the poem we come face to face with the emotional history of a race that has worked miracles of faith, determination and progress. This sensational narrative is enclosed in one of the finest productions ever of the Limited Editions Club. It is illustrated by Dr, John T. Biggers, an internationally acclaimed African American muralist and print maker. To provide even more life to her powerful poem, Ms Angelou personally selected Dr. Biggers, her favorite artist. What he has accomplished cannot be fully appreciated in words. His five monumental lithographs need to be seen to be appreciated and understood. They symbolize his concepts of the soul of Black Africa and its American reincarnation, of ancient myth and contemporary reality. The lithographs have been pulled on mould-made Arches paper by Bruce Porter at … [Click Below for Full Description]
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