Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.; First Edition edition (August 28, 2012)
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Winner of the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry"The amassed Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 could be the most vital ebook of poetry to seem in years."--Publishers Weekly"All poetry readers should want to personal this e-book; nearly every thing is in it."--Publishers Weekly"If you simply learn one poetry ebook in 2012, The gathered Poems of Lucille Clifton needs to be it."—NPR"The 'Collected Clifton' is a present, not only for her fans...but for all of us."--The Washington Post"The love readers suppose for Lucille Clifton—both the girl and her poetry—is consistent and deeply felt. The strains that floor most often in compliment of her paintings and her individual are relocating declarations of racial satisfaction, braveness, steadfastness."—Toni Morrison, from the ForewordThe accumulated Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965–2010 combines all 11 of Lucille Clifton's released collections with greater than fifty formerly unpublished poems. The unpublished poems characteristic early poems from 1965–1969, a collection-in-progress titled the e-book of days (2008), and a poignant number of ultimate poems. An insightful foreword through Nobel Prize–winning writer Toni Morrison and complete afterword by way of famous poet Kevin younger frames Clifton's lifetime physique of labor, delivering the definitive assertion approximately this significant the USA poet's career.On February thirteen, 2010, the poetry global misplaced considered one of its such a lot extraordinary contributors with the passing of Lucille Clifton. within the final yr of her lifestyles, she used to be named the 1st African American lady to obtain the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize honoring a US poet whose "lifetime accomplishments warrant remarkable recognition," and was once posthumously offered the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime success from the Poetry Society of America."mother-tongue: to man-kind" (from the unpublished the e-book of days):all that i'm asking isthat you notice me as somethingmore than a standard occurrence,more than a girl in her traditional pores and skin.