Maya Angelou, a famed author, playwright, activist, and poet is best known for her seven autobiographies. Scholars and critics have favored the autobiographies leaving her poetry largely unexamined. Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well was the second volume of poetry Angelou published. The very few pieces of criticism that address this work accuse the poems of being superficial and simple addressing only love and loss. The criticism of Angelou’s poetry is common because her poetry must stand against the celebrated prose of her autobiographies. Oh Pray My Wings are Gonna Fit Me Well is a testament to Angelou’s ability to write across stylistic genres.