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Tag Archives: Lucille Clifton

Cleveland-Area Students Get A Dose Of Anisfield-Wolf Poetry, Craft Their Own Verses (Listen In!)

Students from two Cleveland-area schools and one community center gathered for a poetry slam this April.National Poetry Month, celebrated every April for the past 20 years, became a little less abstract for Cleveland students this spring. This year the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards embedded local graduate students in two Cleveland-area elementary schools and a community center for an eight-week poetry residency.  Ryan Lind, Ali McClain, Karly Milvet, and Amanda Stovicek -- all students in the NEOMFA creative writing consortium -- drew inspiration from the Anisfield-Wolf canon in crafting their lessons, sampling Toni Morrison, Lucille Clifton and Langston Hughes, as well as recent winners Adrian Matejka and Jericho Brown. Stovicek taught fourth and fifth-graders at Urban Community School... Read More →

VIDEO: Lucille Clifton Recites Poem, “Homage To My Hips”

With all the destruction being felt on the East Coast from Hurricane Sandy, we felt the need to keep the mood light on the blog today.  And with that, we bring you this poem from Lucille Clifton, arguably one of the best poets we've ever had the pleasure of reading. She is a 2001 Lifetime Achievement winner, and her poem, "Homage to My Hips" is short, sassy and powerful - just like she was. Perfect for today. Enjoy.  Lucille Clifton Reads 'homage to my hips from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Read More →
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