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Lucille Clifton Challenge Grant

Lucille Clifton

We are proud to honor the legacy of the great BOA—and American—poet, Lucille Clifton. In September 2020, BOA will publish How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton. This crucial addition to Lucille Clifton’s published works will be compiled and introduced by distinguished younger BOA poet Aracelis Girmay

The Lannan Foundation generously provided a $40,000 challenge grant in support of the publication of How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton! Every dollar you donated through our annual campaign and our first-ever Kickstarter campaign was matched up to our $40,000 goal! BOA is deeply grateful for the outpouring support for How to Carry Water. This amazing accomplishment was helped by many people and organizations, including:

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Reginald Dwayne Betts
Blue Flower Arts, LLC
Angela Bonazinga & Catherine Lewis
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Amy Bown
Susan Burke & Bill Leonardi, in honor of Boo Poulin
Rick Bursky
Bernadette Weaver Catalana
Chen Chen
Gwen & Gary Conners
Charles & Danielle Coté
The Chris Dahl & Ruth Rowse Charitable Fund
Eliana Dimopoulos
Kevin J. Doherty
Cornelius Eady
JR Fenn & Lytton Smith
Jack & Bonnie Garner
Ross Gay
Robert & Rae Gilson
Alison Granucci
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Art & Pam Hatton
Kelly Hatton & Tom White
Ellen Hagan
James Long Hale
Kate Harvie
Sandi Henschel, in memory of Anthony Piccione
Charlotte & Raul Herrera
Grant Holcomb
Kathleen C. Holcombe
Fred L. Joiner
Jack & Gail Langerak
Peter & Phyllis Makuck
Melanie & Ron Martin-Dent, in honor of Ron Martin-Dent, our beloved and talented son
Joe McElveney
Miranda-Tarisa Mims
Roger Mitchell
Kamilah Aisha Moon
Matt Morton
Zohreen Murad
Dorrie Parini & Paul LaFerriere
Boo Poulin
The Steeple Jack Fund
Steven O. Russell & Phyllis Rifkin-Russell
St. John Fisher College Department of English, in honor of Dr. William Waddell
Matthew Shenoda
Meredith & Adam Smith
Thomas G. Smith
Stephan, Ingmar & Jorden
David St. John
Deborah Ronnen
Salman Rushdie
The Wadsworth Family
Allan & Melanie Ulrich
William Waddell & Linda Rubel
Eric Warren, in memory of Vidal Starr Clay
Michael Waters & Mihaela Moscaliuc
Erica Yunghans

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