Lucille Clifton Biography

Educator, Poet (1936–2010)
Lucille Clifton is a poet whose works generally examine family life, racism and gender issues.


Lucille Clifton became writer in residence at Coppin State College in 1971, where she wrote two books of poetry, Good News About the Earth and An Ordinary Woman. Her many children's books, written expressly for an African American audience, include All Us Come Cross the Water. She also wrote an award-winning series of books featuring events in the life of Everett Anderson, a young black boy.

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