November 02, 2012
Publishers Weekly names Collected Clifton a 2012 Best Book
It’s been an amazing year for poetry and on top on our list has been the publication of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. We’re thrilled that the book has also been named at the top of Publishers Weekly’s list! PW has just announced that The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton is one of their picks for The Best Books of 2012.
In their announcement, PW describes the book as “One of the most significant books of poetry to come out in years, this is the life’s work of a major poet who wrote with powerful anger about the generations of injustice suffered by African-Americans and with equally powerful love for her family.”
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton has received wonderful reviews from such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and numerous other places, but – it must be said – Publishers Weekly has by far advocated the most, and the loudest, for this landmark collection. Our deep gratitude goes out to the them for helping bring the good word to their readers.
Read the entire list here [Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012]