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Illness prompts Angelou to cancel university speaking engagement

February 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Nationally acclaimed poet Maya Angelou is home after a three-day hospital stay. The 83-year-old was forced to cancel a speech planned for Wednesday in Texas.

Angelou was scheduled to speak at the Texas Women's University in Denton.

She is resting at home in North Carolina. Her doctor says she cannot travel for a few days.

Angelou's agent did not give a cause of her illness.