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'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. For more information, please visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library and be sure to explore Clifton’s work at the BOA Bookstore. "The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton" will be on sale September 11, 2012. We're counting down.


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