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Maya Angelou’s 90th birth anniversary: 9 quotes by her and other female poets

Writing, as many would agree, is an act of empowerment. And while there are several women poets one is indebted to, the contribution of Maya Angelou cannot be denied. On her 90th birth anniversary, we bring you writings from her and some other female poets.

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Writing, as many would agree, is an act of empowerment. And when a woman writes, she not only takes charge of voicing her own stories but also asserts her presence. And while novels serve as excellent examples of this, poems written by women, more often not, are also reflective of their aspirations, urges and wants. If writing poems is an empowering act, then poems written by women is also emboldening. And while there are several women poets one is indebted to, the contribution of Maya Angelou cannot be denied. A poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Angelou wrote extensively about her experiences in her autobiography and infused strength through her words. Her poem, Phenomenal Woman remains one of her enduring works and on her birth anniversary, we bring to you some snippets of poems by other female poets. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Writing enables women to look at things from their own perspective.(Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Female poets have, more often not, written abut their wants and urges. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Writing is an empowering exercise and the same is true for women. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Women writers have had to overcome several obstacles in order to be able to write. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Several women writers and poets have written under pseudonyms for long. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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There are several contemporary female poets who have achieved phenomenal success. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Poems often prove to be more impactful than prose.(Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)

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It is imperative for women writers and poets to keep on writing and be the change they want to see. (Designed by Rajan Sharma/The Indian Express)