Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.

Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

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