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Video: Lucille Clifton reads her poems at Lannan

. Lucille Clifton was born in 1936 in Depew, New York and died in 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her luminous and incisive poems have been published in nine books, including The Book of … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: Lost Time

In “my dream about time,” the poet Lucille Clifton writes of “a woman unlike myself” who “is running down the long hall of a lifeless house.” I am fifty-two years … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Lucille Clifton reads “Come Celebrate with Me” and “The Killing of the Trees”

Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) reads “Come Celebrate with Me” and “The Killing of the Trees.”  These are the first two of 108 videos of Clifton available sequentially on YouTube. .

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Lucille Clifton reading two poems at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival

Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) reads “What Haunts Him” and “Sorrows.” A prolific and widely respected poet, Lucille Clifton’s work emphasizes endurance and strength through adversity, focusing particularly on African-American experience and … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Audio: Lucille Clifton reads “Homage to my Hips”

Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) reads her poem “Homage to my Hips”. A prolific and widely respected poet, Lucille Clifton’s work emphasizes endurance and strength through adversity, focusing particularly on African-American experience … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

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