Finalist, 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Clifton mythologizes herself: that is, she illuminated her surroundings and history from within in a way that casts light on much beyond.--The Women's Review of Books
About the Author
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.