Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lucille Clifton

The world has lost a great poet, Ms. Lucille Clifton, who passed away on February 13.  I've always admired her because she had such a powerful voice. If you don't know her work, please check it out. Don't just take my word for it, Lucille Clifton won an Emmy Award, a Lannan Literary Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shelley Memorial Award, the YM-YWHA Poetry Center Discovery Award, and the 2007 Ruth Lilly Prize (just to name some of her honors.)

What the Mirror Said
Poem in Praise of Menstruation
I am accused of Tending to the Past
The Lost Women
There is a Girl Inside
Wishes for Sons
Shapeshifter Poems


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