Chapter 10: Late Twentieth Century
and Postmodernism

Lucille Clifton
1936-2010

© Paul P. Reuben
June 16, 2014
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Awards

National Book Award, 2000 for Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000.

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, 2007.

Frost Medal, Poetry Society of America, 2010.

Primary Works

The boy who didn't believe in spring. Pictures by Brinton Turkle. NY: Dutton 1973. Juv / Fiction C639 b

An ordinary woman. NY: Random House 1974. PS3553 L45 O7

Three wishes. illustrated by Stephanie Douglas. NY: Viking Press, 1976. Juv / Easy C639 t

Amifika. illustrated by Thomas DiGrazia. NY: Dutton, 1977. Juv / Easy C639 a

Everett Anderson's nine month long. illustrations by Ann Grifalconi. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1978. Juv / Easy C639 e

My friend Jacob. illustrated by Thomas Di Grazia. NY: Dutton, 1980. Juv / Easy C639 m

The book of light. Port Townsend, Wash.: Copper Canyon P, 1993. PS3553 .L45 B66

Also: Good Times, 1969; Good News About the Earth, 1972; Generations, 1976; Two-headed Woman, 1980; Next: New Poems, 1987; Good Woman: Poems and A Memoir, 1969-1980, 1987; Quilting: Poems 1987-1990, 1991; The Terrible Stories: Poems, 1996; Blessing the Boats, New and Collected Poems, 1998-2000, 2000.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Fox, Alan. ed. Rattle Conversations: Interviews with Contemporary American Poets. Los Angeles, CA: Red Hen, 2008.

Holladay, Hilary. Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2004.

Mance, Ajuan M. "Re-Locating the Black Female Subject: The Landscape of the Body in the Poems of Lucille Clifton." in Bennett, Michael and Dickerson, Vanessa D. eds. Recovering the Black Female Body: Self-Representations by African American Women. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2001.

Whitley, Edward. "Lucille Clifton (1936- )." in Nelson, Emmanuel S. ed. African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2002.

Williams, Crystal. "Crystal Williams on Lucille Clifton." in Greenberg, Arielle and Zucker, Rachel. eds. Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2008.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Lucille Clifton." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL:http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap10/clifton.html (provide page date or date of your login).
 

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