January - February 2007
Lucille Clifton is a poet, historian, children's author, memorist, and professor. Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 won the National Book Award for Poetry. Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Emerita at St. Mary's College of Maryland, she has served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a former Poet Laureate of Maryland.
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