Angelou, Maya & Basquiat, Jean-Michel: Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition) by Maya Angelou with paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and edited by Sara Jane Boyers (Harry N. Abrams, hardcover)
Publication Date: January 9, 2018
Publisher Marketing: Maya Angelou's unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage.
Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn't frighten me at all
Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old. From the scary thought of panthers in the park to the unsettling scene of a new classroom, fearsome images are summoned and dispelled by the power of faith in ourselves.
Angelou's strong words are matched by the daring vision of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose childlike style reveals the powerful emotions and fanciful imaginings of childhood. Together, Angelou's words and Basquiat's paintings create a place where every child, indeed every person, may experience his or her own fearlessness.
This brilliant introduction to poetry and contemporary art features brief biographies of Angelou and Basquiat and an afterword from the editor. A selected bibliography of Angelou's books and a selected museum listing of Basquiat's works open the door to further inspiration through the fine arts.