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Lannan Literary Grant Helps Bring About Clifton Collection

LucilleWith generous help from the Lannan Foundation, BOA Editions will be publishing Lucille Clifton's collected works in a volume featuring a foreword by Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison, afterword by noted poet Kevin Young, and statements of support from former Poet-Laureate  W.S. Merwin, Nikki Giovanni, and Maya Angelou. This monumental collection will include all of Clifton's published poems as well as previously uncollected, unpublished early, middle and later poems. For more about the Lannan Foundation and the BOA Editions Challenge Grant,  jump over to the Lannan Foundation's website.


  • The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton will be released on Sept 11, 2012!

    BOA Editions, Ltd. on

  • When is it scheduled for release?

    Brent Fisk on

  • Great to hear about the upcoming publication of the Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton.

    How about translations of her poems into various languages? Are there any plans to somehow include them?
    Are you aware into how many languages her poems have been translated?
    I have translated several into Polish; four of these were published in Poland in the literary quarterly “Akcent.” Lucille was happy about that.

    Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka on

  • What wonderful news. Can’t wait to hold that book in my hands. And read those poems, cover to cover.

    Jan Freeman on

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