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By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American girls have had a protracted and critical impression at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and various different different types of writers.

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She served as the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for Dr. , whom she met along with the charismatic Malcolm X. But she was most impressed by a visiting South African freedom fighter, Vusumzi Make, who spoke eloquently about the struggle for black self-determination. Enthralled, she married Make and left with him for Africa. While living in Cairo, Egypt, Angelou became the associate editor of the English-language weekly Arab Observer. Her marriage to Make fell apart, and in 1962 she and Guy moved to “the real Africa”—Ghana.

After attending a boarding school near Boston, where she wrote and published her first poems, at age 19, Bishop enrolled at Vassar College. There she began to write in earnest. She and several other students, including the future novelist Mary McCarthy and the poet Muriel Rukeyser, founded a literary magazine called Con Spirito. Bishop’s poetry also appeared in the more traditional Vassar Review. While at Vassar Bishop met Marianne Moore, a poet 24 years her senior who became her mentor, critic, and lifelong friend.

She traveled abroad to Italy to study healing prayer techniques, and the growth eventually disappeared. While in England she met the novelist H. G. ” In 1910 she returned to the United States. That year The Arrow-Maker, a play about a female shaman, was produced in New York City. In 1924 Austin settled in Sante Fe, New Mexico, where she became increasingly involved in Native American rights and Hispanic culture and also worked as an ardent champion of birth control. Her home was a center for visiting luminaries, including Willa Cather, who wrote Death Comes for the Archbishop there.

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