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Publishers Weekly gives The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton a *Starred* review

LClifton3As the Sept 11, 2012 publication date draws closer, interest in The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 builds to a fevered pitch. We know we've got the fever, and Publishers Weekly is right there with us! The collection received a starred (and glowing) review in this week's PW. Here are a couple of choice selections: "Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) was undeniably a major American poet; her poems, best known for their expressions of feminist ideals, African-American history and contemporary life, and intimate family life, cover a vast array of human experiences, as this surprisingly large complete volume attests. The average Clifton poem isn’t quite half a page long, and most of her books were slim indeed, so it is nothing short of astounding to find that she wrote quite this much. Luckily she did, for here is a formidable life’s work... . All poetry readers will want to own this book; almost everything is in it." You can read the whole Publishers Weekly review of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 [Here]. In August, PW will feature a Question & Answer with the book's co-editors Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser. Stay tuned for more on a book already being called "...the most important poetry book to be published in years."

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