Tuesday, October 23, 2012

News at Eleven: We also included some poems that will be

of interest to scholars. Lucille [Clifton] had a distinctive style that was very crafted, and you can watch how she developed that voice from the time she was a young woman. You can watch her play around with line breaks and capitalization. You can watch her abandon rhyme and punctuation.

You can see how the themes of justice and compassion and treasuring family and children were early themes that were there from the beginning.

[--Michael Glaser]

from The Baltimore Sun: The collected poems of Lucille Clifton


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