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Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton

Clifton, Lucille
Title: Lucille Clifton
Reading Date: Wednesday, October 12, 1983

Introduction-10

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by Lois Shelton

"homage to my hips"-11

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"what the mirror said"-12

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"i was born with twelve fingers"-13

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"there is a girl inside"-14

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"sisters"-15

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Clifton, Lucille. An Ordinary Woman. New York: Random House, 1974.

"the lost baby poem"-16

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Clifton, Lucille. Good News About the Earth. New York: Random House, 1972.

"after reading a poem by stephen spender"-17

Description:

Unpublished.

"my dream about time"-18

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"my dream about being white"-19

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

excerpt from Generations: A Memoir-20

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Clifton, Lucille. Generations: A Memoir. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

excerpt from Generations: A Memoir and "here is another bone to pick with you..."-21

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Clifton, Lucille. Generations: A Memoir. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"for al"-22

Description:

Unpublished.

"the death of joanne c."-23

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"leukemia as white rabbit"-24

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"incantation"-25

Description:

Introduced as "leukemia incantation."


Annotation:

Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"chemotherapy"-26

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"she won't ever forgive me"-27

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"the one in the next bed is dying"-28

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"leukemia as dream/ritual"-29

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"the message of jo"-30

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Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

excerpts from Sonora Beautiful-31

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Clifton, Lucille. Sonora Beautiful. New York: Dutton, 1981.

"the astrologer predicts at mary's birth"-32

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"anna speaks of the childhood of mary her daughter"-33

Annotation:

Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"mary's dream"-34

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"holy night"-35

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"a song of mary"-36

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"island mary"-37

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"sonora desert poem"-38

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Clifton, Lucille. Two-Headed Woman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

"the woman in the camp"-39

Annotation:

Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"cruelty. don't talk to me about cruelty"-40

Annotation:

Clifton, Lucille. Next: New Poems. Brockport: BOA Editions, 1987.

"song"-41

Annotation:

Clifton, Lucille. Good News About the Earth. New York: Random House, 1972.

Reading Date: Wednesday, October 12, 1983
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Modern Languages Auditorium

Lucille Clifton reads poems on many subjects, including family and illness, as well as a series of Rastafarian-inspired poems about the life of the Biblical figure Mary. In addition to poems, Clifton reads excerpts from Generations: A Memoir and her children's book Sonora Beautiful.

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