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Lucille Clifton: Her Life and Letters (Women Writers of Color) Hardcover – June 30, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0275984694 ISBN-10: 0275984699

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  • Series: Women Writers of Color
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (June 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275984699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275984694
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,775,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A major figure in contemporary American poetry, Lucille Clifton is the author of 11 books of poetry, one prose memoir, and 19 children's books. This biography covers both the personal and professional life of this renowned African American writer and educator. An extensive bibliography directs readers to reviews, interviews, and other sources of information about Clifton."

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"This first biography of the remarkable, award-winning American poet Lucille Clifton (b. 1936) provides a comprehensive, compassionate account of an extraordinary life of letters and an analysis of Clifton's impressive work. Lupton did extensive research and conducted numerous interviews, and she reveals how Clifton's memories of cross-culturization, childhood in poverty, and the death of her husband at age 49 bring insights into her poems. Lupton discusses the roles of race, gender, and memory in the creation and themes of Clifton's poems, and she includes a description of Clifton's signature poetic structure--short, free-verse stanzas with sparsely punctuated lines of two to four beats each. The final chapter, Her Lasting Gift, summarizes Clifton's philosophies: write truth, write with both intellect and intuition, and write to celebrate, not to be celebrated. Those interested in literature, American history, African American history, and/or women's studies will treasure this study. Essential. All readers; all levels."

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"[F]or high school, college/university students, and general readers….Lucille Clifton: Life and LetterS≪/i> covers the life and work of the chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, her nominations for three Pulitzer Prizes, and her two National Book Awards."

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A lively and timely biography of an African American poet and children's writer who also served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jalal Naeem on April 5, 2013
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Lucille Clifton: Her Life and Letters is very insightful. The book proveds the reader with a view of Lucille Clifton's life that few people knew about this brilliant poet.
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