Blessing the Boats
lucille clifton is the Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She has received many fellowships, awards, and distinctions for her poetry collections and children's books, including the Shelley Memorial Prize, the Charity Randall Citation and an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is the only poet to have two books as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in one year (1998): Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969–1980 and Next: New Poems. Winning the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry, Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000 is the culminating achievement of Lucille Clifton's long poetry career.
Lucille Clifton; Blessing the Boats. Meridians 1 March 2003; 3 (2): 27. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15366936-3.2.27
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