*In remembrance of Michael Jackson, poet Maya Angelou joins his fans in participating in a pointillism portrait of the late singer, who died almost a year ago.

Pointillism is an art technique in which small dots are used to form an image. So far, the portrait has 250,000 dots, representing fans in 180 countries.

According to the AP, Angelou met Monday at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., with artist David Ilan, who is organizing the tribute. Ilan placed a dot representing Angelou in the heart area on the portrait.

Ilan says he hopes 1 million people will each ask through a Web site to be represented by one of the free dots.

Angelou also read the poem she wrote for Jackson’s funeral, titled “We Had Him.” Queen Latifah read the poem at the funeral.