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By Mary Jane Lupton

Writing and composing with honesty and humanism, Lucille Clifton is understood for her subject matters of the physique, kin, group, politics, womanhood, and the spirit. whereas a lot of her paintings offers with the African American adventure, she doesn't restrict herself to that point of view, addressing themes universal to all girls, to every person. This well timed and significant biography will provide readers a glimpse into the lifestyles and paintings of this significant and respected African American poet, author, and educator, exploring subject matters that run all through her writing, in addition to the private stumbling blocks she confronted and overcame.

Lucille Clifton used to be born in Depew, ny, in 1936. this day, she is among the most vital and respected African American poets, writers, and educators within the state. as well as a number of works of poetry, she has written greater than 15 kid's books. Her paintings has been nominated for 3 Pulitzer Prizes and nationwide ebook Awards, one among which she received for Blessing the Boats: New and chosen Poems 1988-2000 in 2000. In 1999, she was once appointed and continues to be a Chancellor of the yankee Academy of Poets, probably the most prestigious honors in American letters. between her most sensible identified works is the poem omit rosie, anthologized time and again over and a typical a part of highschool curriculums. She has gained an Emmy award, a Lannan Literary Award, fellowships from the nationwide Endowmant for the the humanities, and lots of different prestigious awards. Writing and composing with honesty and humanism, Clifton is understood for her issues of the physique, kin, group, politics, womanhood, and the spirit. whereas a lot of her paintings bargains with the African American adventure, she doesn't restrict herself to that standpoint, addressing themes universal to all girls, to everybody. This biography covers Clifton's lifestyles and paintings, addressing subject matters that run all through her writing in addition to the private hindrances she confronted and overcame, together with her personal faultering healthiness. This well timed and demanding biography will provide readers a glimpse into the lifetime of one in all America's most vital, influential, and enduring writers.

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