Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton
New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum)

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The long-awaited collection by one of the most distinguished poets working today.
 

About Lucille Clifton

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Lucille Clifton won the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Award. Her book, Blessing the Boats (BOA Editions), won the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry. Two of Clifton's BOA poetry collections were chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Clifton's awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Emmy Award.
 
Published April 1, 2000 by BOA Editions Ltd.. 145 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Culling from her last four books and including 19 new poems, Clifton's latest offers few surprises, but all of the joys and straight-talk readers have come to expect over 40 or so years of work. Proce

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Quilting juxtaposes updatings of Eden with poems on menstruation, and with, among others, the title poem: ""may the tide/ that is entering even now/ the lip of our understanding/ carry you out."" the book of light features three Leda poems (""sometimes another star chooses./ the ones coming in fr...

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