Will I write a sentence that will just float off the page? Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader. — Maya Angelou, The Daily Beast interview, April 10, 2013
News of the death of Dr. Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson) resounds throughout the world, because one of the great ones has passed on. She was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 and lived most of her childhood in Stamps, Ark. and died on May 28, 2014, at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.