Pulitzer Prize Winner Gregory Pardlo On Dr. Maya Angelou’s Poetic Legacy

Lot 38: Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Maya Angelou, silver print, 1993. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.
“She [Dr.Angelou] was deeply aware of the cultural and institutional forces that worked to keep her voice, and voices like hers, out of the marketplace of ideas…she defied those forces and, as poet Elizabeth Alexander has pointed out, she helped clear a path for the boom in black women’s writing.”-Gregory Pardlo