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Maya Angelou dies at 86: what did the prolific poet mean to you?

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To celebrate the life of one of America's most influential poets, we're asking you to tell us how you'll remember her

Maya Angelou, one of the most powerful voices of contemporary literature, died on Wednesday in her home in North Carolina. She was 86.

Angelou's novels and poems have been laced into the canon of great American literature and cemented in the memories of people worldwide. Minutes after her death was announced, fans began sharing their memories of Angelou on Twitter.

RIP Maya Angelou. I met you when I was 13, after reciting one of your poems. An inspiration to all young, black girls with a dream.

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