Remembering Maryland Poet Laureate Lucille Clifton

Lucille CliftonFebruary 13, 2014 – Segment 3

We celebrate the life of poet Lucille Clifton. Clifton, a prolific wordsmith known for deceptively simple poems that speak volumes about contemporary life, the African American experience, and womanhood, served as Maryland’s Poet Laureate from 1979-1985. She died in February of this 2010, and we sat down with friends, colleagues, and fellow poets to discuss her life and work.

This segment originally aired April 22, 2010.

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