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Lucille Clifton

Lucille CliftonAKA Thelma Lucille Sayles

Born: 27-Jun-1936
Birthplace: Depew, NY
Died: 13-Feb-2010
Location of death: Baltimore, MD [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Good Woman


[1] Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Father: Samuel L. Sayles (steel worker)
Mother: Thelma Moore Sayles (d. 13-Feb-1959)
Husband: Fred Clifton (m. 1958, d. 10-Nov-1984, six children)

    University: Howard University
    Scholar: Visiting Writer, Columbia University (1995-99)
    Professor: University of California at Santa Cruz
    Professor: Humanities, St. Mary's College, Maryland

    National Book Award for Poetry 2000 for Poems Seven

Author of books:
Good Times (1969, poetry)
Some of the Days of Everett Anderson (1970, juvenile)
Good News About the Earth (1972, poetry)
All Us Come Cross the Water (1973, juvenile)
An Ordinary Woman (1974, poetry)
Generations: A Memoir (1976, memoir)
Two-Headed Woman (1980, poetry)
My Friend Jacob (1980, juvenile)
Everett Anderson's Goodbye (1983, juvenile)
Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir: 1969-1980 (1987, poetry)
Next: New Poems (1987, poetry)
Quilting: Poems 1987-1990 (1991, poetry)
Three Wishes (1992, juvenile)
The Book of Light (1993, poetry)
Poems Seven (1999, poetry)



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