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How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton

How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton

Current price: $28.00
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Publisher:
BOA Editions
ISBN:
9781950774142
Pages:
278
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Description

Edited with a Foreword
by Aracelis Girmay

How to Carry Water:
Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates both familiar and
lesser-known works by one of America's most beloved poets, including 10 newly
discovered poems that have never been collected. These poems
celebrating black womanhood and resilience shimmer with intellect, insight,
humor, and joy, all in Clifton's characteristic style--a voice that the late
Toni Morrison described as "seductive with the simplicity of an atom, which is
to say highly complex, explosive underneath an apparent quietude." Selected and
introduced by award-winning poet Aracelis Girmay, this volume of Clifton's
poetry is simultaneously timeless and fitting for today's tumultuous moment.

About the Author

Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) was an award winning poet, fiction writer, and author of children's books. Her poetry collection, Blessing the Boats: New & Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA, 2000), won the National Book Award for Poetry. In 1988 she became the only author to have two collections selected in the same year as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir (BOA, 1987), and Next: New Poems (BOA, 1987). In 1996, her collection The Terrible Stories (BOA, 1996), was a finalist for the National Book Award. Among her many other awards and accolades are the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Frost Medal, and an Emmy Award. In 2013, her posthumously published collection The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (BOA, 2012), was awarded the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry.