Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton

Baltimore, Maryland
Lucille Clifton
Baltimore, Maryland
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an American writer and educator from Buffalo, New York. From 1979–1985 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland. Common topics in her poetry include the celebration of her African American heritage, and feminist themes, with particular emphasis on the female body.

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Lucille Clifton (born Thelma Lucille Sayles) grew up in Buffalo, New Y ...
Popular Poems
1.
Homage To My Hips
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
...
2.
Good Times
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
and the lights is back on
and my uncle brud has hit
...
3.
I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
as if i sculpted it
with my own hands. i did not.
...
4.
Poem In Praise Of Menstruation
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
bright as the blood
red edge of the moon if
...
5.
Moonchild
whatever slid into my mother's room that
late june night, tapping her great belly,
summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling.
is this the moon, my father used to grin.
...
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.

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Leanna Ford 26 October 2020
Ms. Clifton wrote a poem entitled Leanna how can I get a copy
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* Sunprincess * 27 June 2014
...............happy birthday Lucille Clifton! ! !
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Tony Nyen 25 November 2009
Homage to my Hips By Lucille Clifton She uses a figurative metaphor “Hips” to represent her personal characteristics. She has powerful, mighty, and magic hips. She is proud of her body. She is an independent woman not to enslave to anyone even her husband. She can sway her husband around like a top. The broader mean is that “man” stand for people. She can sway people conception about her, her race, her identity as a black woman. Her Hips need more space to move around means very little in physical aspect but it has more meaning as she, a black woman, would like to have more freedom, freedom to go outside socially than to be confined in a limited space at home.
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Tony Nyen 25 November 2009
Homage to my Hips By Lucille Clifton She uses a figurative metaphor “Hips” to represent her personal characteristics. She has powerful, mighty, and magic hips. She is proud of her body. She is an independent woman not to enslave to anyone even her husband. She can sway her husband around like a top. The broader mean is that “man” stand for people. She can sway people conception about her, her race, her identity as a black woman. Her Hips need more space to move around means very little in physical aspect but it has more meaning as she, a black woman, would like to have more freedom, freedom to go outside socially than to be confined in a limited space at home.
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