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Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets… (edition 2000)
Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum) by Lucille Clifton
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This long-awaited collection from one of the most distinguished poets working today includes new poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from previous collections. Annotation. This long-awaited collection by one of the most distinguished poets writing today includes new poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from Lucille Clifton's award-winning collections Next: New Poems, Quilting, The Book of Light and The Terrible Stories. Clifton employs brilliantly honed language, stunning images and sharp rhythms to address the whole of human experience: birth, death, children, family, illness, sexuality, spirituality and injustice in antebellum and contemporary America. Hers is a poetry that is passionate and wise, not afraid to rage or whisper.
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