African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Lucille Clifton Poetry Reading

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on November 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street
(NOTE: this event will not take place
at Beinecke Library)

Co-sponsored by the Yale Collection
of American Literature Reading Series
and New Ideas in African American Studies

Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu

Please join us for a poetry reading by Lucille Clifton on Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series and New Ideas in African American Studies; the reading is free and open to the public. For additional information about poetry at the Beinecke Library visit: http://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/.

Lucille Clifton is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Good News About the Earth, An Ordinary Woman, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980, The Book of Light, Quilting: Poems 1987-1990, Next: New Poems, and Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000. She has been awarded the National Book Award, the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prize, an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Lannan Literary Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Ruth Lilly Prize.

For more information about Lucille Clifton and examples of her work visit:

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/79

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html?id=1304

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Clifton

Podcast Interview with Clifton: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/audioitem.html?id=110

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