Friday, February 19, 2010

Homage to Lucille Clifton, 1936-2010


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Lucille Clifton, who died on February 13, relied on her subtle, extraordinary imagination to turn everyday words and commonplace constructions into unforgettable images and powerful poems. Sonnets, villanelles, and the other fanciful embroideries of rhythm and rhyme she left to others, preferring to fill out her lines with reality, with sadness, and most memorably with humor and warmth.

I heard her read several...



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