January 16, 2012
NPR Books on The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton
Mere weeks into the new year, The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, set to be released by BOA this September, is already being called a 2012 must-read by reviewer Craig Morgan Teicher from NPR Books. In a composite review of 8 highly recommended poetry collections for 2012, Teicher puts Clifton’s at the top of the list. He praises her work by suggesting to readers that – should they only read one poetry book in 2012 – Clifton’s new collection “ought to be it.”
As excitement builds for the release of this monumental book, which contains all of Clifton’s published (and a number of unpublished) poems, readers and reviewers will likely ruminate on the qualities which make her poetry so captivating and abiding, even after her passing.
This is a big year for Clifton’s readers – let the anticipation begin!
Click here to read Teicher’s review [Not Your Parents' Poems: A 2012 Poetry Review]