Book of Light

ISBN-10: 1556590520
ISBN-13: 9781556590528
Edition: N/A
Authors: Lucille Clifton
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Description: Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York in 1936, and educated at the State University of New York at Fredonia and at Howard University. Her awards include the Juniper Prize for Poetry, two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, an Emmy  More...

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List price: $13.00
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 7/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York in 1936, and educated at the State University of New York at Fredonia and at Howard University. Her awards include the Juniper Prize for Poetry, two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and American University in Washington, D.C. and is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Marys College of Maryland. "In the extraordinary work of The Book of Light she [Clifton] flies higher and strikes deeper than ever. Poem after poem exhilarates and inspires awe at the manifestation of such artistic and spiritual powerbrvbar;One of the most authentic and profound living American poets."-Denise Levertov "Clifton's latest collection clearly demonstrates why she was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. These poems contain all the simplicity and grace readers have come to expect from her work."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) Other titles by Lucille Clifton from Consortium: Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA Editions), 1-880238-88-8 PB 1-880238-87-X HC Good Woman (BOA Editions), 0-918526-59-0 PB Next (BOA Editions), 0-918526-61-2 PB Quilting (BOA Editions), 0-918526-81-7 PB terrible stories (BOA Editions), 1-880238-37-3 PB 1-880238-36-5 HC

Daniel has worked as an editor for the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and a number of trade and business publications based in New York. He has also published five novels.Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York on June 27, 1936. She was the first person in her family to graduate from high school. She attended Howard University, where she majored in drama, for two years before deciding that she would rather write poetry. Her first poetry collection Good Times was published in 1969. During her lifetime, she wrote 11 books of poetry and 20 children's books. She won numerous awards including the Coretta Scott King Award for Everett Anderson's Good-bye in 1984, the National Book Award for Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 in 2001, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize award in 2007. She was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985. She died after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses on February 13, 2010 at the age of 73.

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