the terrible stories by Lucille Clifton
(American Poets Continuum)

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The long-awaited tenth collection of poetry from the Shelley Memorial Prize-winning poet 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 September 1, 1996 by BOA Editions Ltd.. 70 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She confronts breast cancer with an impressive delicacy, as in ""scar"": ""I will call you/ ribbon of hunger/ and desire/ empty pocket flap/ edge of before and after.// and you/ what will you call me?"" A poetic sequence called ""A Term in Memphis"" penetrates Southern history, allowing the revel...

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