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Remembering Lucille Clifton

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

Lucille Clifton, 1936-2010

Lucille Clifton: Poet, Writer, Educator
June 27, 1936 – February 13, 2010

A personal favorite, Clifton was notorious for speaking worlds with very few words. Those few words then multiplied to create an enormous literary blessing.
For that which she shared, I am humbled and grateful.

why some people be mad at me sometimes

they ask me to remember
but they want me to remember
their memories
and I keep on remembering
mine

-Lucille Clifton


Click here
for Clifton’s New Yorker obituary.
Click here for an extensive bio.
Click here for more of her poems.

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