Not your typical tribute to Maya Angelou

DAVID ALAN GRIER AS MAYA ANGELOUPoet and writer Maya Angelou has died, at the age of 86, and media outlets are flooding with tributes and obituaries. It’s hard to pick just one that captures her unique presence in contemporary writing — so I’ll leave that up to you.

But there’s an unexpected one via comedian David Alan Grier (pictured left), who captured Angelou’s mannerisms and style in a playful piece during Barack Obama’s first campaign for U.S. president: high-flying in the realms of grandiloquence as she composes a poem to candidate Obama … until the interviewer asks her to do the same for Republican contender John McCain. Rest in peace, Maya Angelou.

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