June 13, 2012
'Honoring Lucille Clifton': Opening ceremony tomorrow!
Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD) will honor Lucille Clifton with a Pre-Publication Celebration for The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. The event will include an exhibition of photos of Lucille Clifton which will remain on display until September 29. Tomorrow’s dedication will feature a line-up of outstanding poets and writers remembering Clifton and her life’s work, including Nikki Giovanni and Afaa Michael Weaver. Also presiding as emcee will be Michael S. Glaser, co-editor of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 and former Maryland Poet Laureate.
Honoring the Life and Poetic Legacy of Lucille Clifton
Thursday, June 14, 2012 @ 7pm
Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD
Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) published her final poetry collection, Voices, with BOA in September 2008. Her poetry book, Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000, won the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry, and two of her BOA poetry collections, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980, and, Next: New Poems, were chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, the only author ever to have done so. A more complete list of Clifton’s achievements and contributions is available on the BOA website, but we are certain that tomorrow’s event will provide a more intimate and moving look into the world of this gifted poet.
“The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton” will be on sale September 11, 2012. We’re counting down.