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Lucille Clifton dies at Age 73

08 Lucille Clifton The Board of Directors, staff and poets of BOA Editions, Ltd. are greatly saddened to report the death of longtime BOA poet Lucille Clifton. Lucille passed away Saturday morning February 13 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at age 73. Lucille had been ill for quite some time, but the exact cause of her death is still uncertain. Lucille was one of the great voices in world poetry, and a wonderful human being. We will miss her tremendously. The BOA Editions family sends our condolences to her sister, three daughters, son, and three grandchildren. A list of Lucille’s BOA poetry books follows, including Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988 – 2000, for which she won The National Book Award for Poetry. Blessing the Boats Good Woman Mercy Next Quilting The Terrible Stories Voices
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