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Lucille Clifton

The Anthropology of Empowerment

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Diane Luby Lane

The Anthropology of Empowerment: How Blogging Led to a Book Deal with Simon & Schuster Diane Luby Lane "What they call you is one thing. What you ...

WATCH: Poet Lucille Clifton Talks Being 'Thrilled' With Her Body Parts

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women

When the poet and educator Lucille Clifton died in 2010 at the age of seventy-three, she not only left behindvolumes of lauded poetry and prose but al...

Poems in the Wake of the Storm

John Lundberg | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

I don't know that one can sum up the dumb fury of a hurricane better than American poet William Carlos Williams once did. His short poem "The Hurricane" gleaned a simple message from a massive storm.

Three Poems By The Late Lucille Clifton

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Clifton's poems are accessible and unpretentious, short and sparse, eschewing capitalization and, often, punctuation. They also speak volumes.

Lucille Clifton Dies: Poet Laureate of Maryland Dead At 73

The Baltimore Sun | Nick Madigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former state poet laureate Lucille Clifton, a National Book Award winner whose work was lauded for its "moral quality," died Saturday at Johns Hopkins...

Great Poems for Black History Month

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Travis Nichols

I humbly offer a brief selection of classic and contemporary poems that explore and celebrate the rich tradition of African-American poetry.