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Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York in 1936, and educated at the State University of New York at Fredonia and at Howard University. She was the Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Mary's College of Maryland and was a professor of English at Duke University. Her awards included the National Book Award, the Juniper Prize for Poetry, an Emmy, and two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Photo credit to Rachel Eliza Griffiths.


National Book Award

Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts

Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review

Emmy Award

Pulitzer Prize finalist

Lannan Literary Award for Poetry

Shelley Memorial Award

Ruth Lily Poetry Prize

Juniper Prize for Poetry

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