wild blessingsPoet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality. This June she was honored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center (James Madison University), which brought together more than 40 teachers and scholars to examine the National Book Award-winner’s lifetime of contributions to American poetry.  Also: Hilary Holladay (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) is the author of Wild Blessings: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton, the first full-length study of Clifton’s work.

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