I had to read this for school, so I was not originally very excited. Haha. But, as I started to read, I was captured by the imagery and informal language that Maya Angelou puts into her writing. Being a writer myself, I appreciated it more than some of my peers. I read some of the poems aloud to myself and the flow is really good, definitely a good book for contemporary poetry lovers. While non-poetry lovers might not be able to appreciate it as much, the good images help to make some of the poems more like a story.