i remember reading the raven what seemed like every year growing up. but what is ingrained in my memory when it comes to this perfectly halloweeny story is the time i was fortunate enough to hear maya angelou rap the raven. yes, maya angelou, rapping, the raven. all in the same sentence.
if you’ve ever have the good fortune to hear her speak, take advantage. she is wonderful. if you ever have the chance to meet her at a book signing, take even more advantage. that’s where you just might hear her rap the raven. i wish i was smart enough to have filmed this a few years ago. there are no videos on youtube of ms. angelou rapping otherwise i would have cut this short and you’d be watching it.
in honor of halloween, i will definitely be reading this classic. how will you celebrate?