Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000

Winner, National Book Awards 2000 for Poetry

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ISBN 9781880238875
BOA Editions Ltd.
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Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton (1936 - 2010) was an award winning poet, fiction writer, and author of children’s books. Her poetry collection, Blessing the Boats: New & Selected Poems 1988-2000 (BOA, 2000), won the National Book Award for poetry. More about this author >

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Lucille Clifton, one of America’s most important and distinguished poets, employs brilliantly honed language, stunning images, and sharp rhythms to address the whole of human experience. Hers is a poetry that is passionate and wise, not afraid to confront our most salient issues.