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However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
1 Corinthians 2:9

Saturday, February 27, 2010

CELEBRATING LUCILLE CLIFTON




CELEBRATING THE PROLIFIC LUCILLE CLIFTON !

Expired on Februay 13, 2010 at the age of 73

http://project1.caryacademy.org/echoes/poet_Lucille_Clifton/Defaultclifton.htm


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Distinguished Poet, Author, Humanitarian, Poet Laureate, National Book Award Recipient, Professor, an American Literary Giant, Her book: “Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980” (BOA, 1987) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1988. She won in 2001 for ‘Blessing the Boats.’ She was also the first African American woman to win the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

BORN:

Thelma Lucille Sayles was born on June 27, 1936, in Depew, N.Y., and reared in nearby Buffalo.

MARRIED:

In 1958 she married Fred Clifton and together they had six children.



Some of Ms. Clifton’s early work was published in “The Poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970” (Doubleday, 1970), edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps.

The Poet Society of America will honor Lucille as planned on April 1, 2010, at 7pm at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, New York.

This prominent woman shook the literary world with her exuberance and honesty.

May her works continue to inspire and leave indelible impressions in our hearts and minds.

We love you Sister Lucille!




let there be new flowering

by Lucille Clifton


let there be new flowering

in the fields let the fields

turn mellow for the men

let the men keep tender

through the time let the time

be wrested from the war

let the war be won

let love be

at the end


poery from: http://www.literary-arts.org/pim/poems/1997/16/





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