When Maya Angelou selected eight poems by Langston Hughes for Sunrise is Coming After While, artist Phoebe Beasley had the opportunity to illustrate the work of one of America’s most beloved poets. The Limited Editions Club published the book in 1998 with a total of 6 silkscreen prints by Beasley, 8 poems by Hughes, and a foreword and afterward by Angelou. This book demonstrates how poetry can inspire artists to create a new verbal and visual experience.