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Lucille Clifton

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Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York ; June 27, 1936.  She was a dual Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry in the 80’s. Cliftons work; Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980 (1987) and Next: New Poems (1987).

As her legacy is remembered through her great poetry, Lucille wrote tons of children’s books. Everett Anderson’s nine month long; about a young boy and his family on the wait of the new member to the family.

Mother of ; Sidney Clifton, Frederica Clifton ,Graham Clifton, Channing Clifton , Gillian Clifton Monnell , and Alexia Clifton. Lucille Clifton passed away in Balitmore, Maryland ;February 13, 2010.

“the lesson of the falling leaves

the leaves believe

such letting go is love

such love is faith

such faith is grace

such grace is god

I agree with the leaves”

― Lucille Clifton