stamping poetry

August 4, 2015

Maya Angelou stamp

It has been a while since the U.S. Postal Service featured a poet on a new stamp (see our post from April 23, 2012), so if you like your outgoing mail to reflect your interests, pick up some Maya Angelou Forever stamps (@ 49¢). The stamp was issued on April 07, 2015, during National Poetry Month, and is available at your local post office and online. Each stamp bears the following quote*: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

(*Thanks to Sheila Sondik for pointing out this Time article, which explains that the quote on the stamp was not, in fact, by Dr. Angelou, though often mis-credited, but was written by Joan Walsh Anglund in 1967.)

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