Schlagwort: Lucille Clifton

It’s about sex

„Sonnet 129“ by William Shakespeare Mad in pursuit, and in possession so, Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme; A bliss in proof, and proved, a very woe; Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream. Shakespeare wrote a lot about sex. He just… Continue Reading „It’s about sex“

20 Black American Poets

In 1996 the Academy of American Poets dubbed April National Poetry Month to celebrate the richness of American poetry. In its honor, here are 20 black American poets who have shown brilliance in their art and service to the community. Poets include: Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes,… Continue Reading „20 Black American Poets“

16. Poems for people who think they don’t like poetry

When I was first asked to make a list of poetry collections for people who think they don’t like poetry, my first thought was, „Well, isn’t that just about everyone?“ Not quite–I do have nearly 2,000 friends on Facebook, of whom the majority are… Continue Reading „16. Poems for people who think they don’t like poetry“

61. Not Your Parents‘ Poems: A 2012 Poetry Preview

by CRAIG MORGAN TEICHER Craig Morgan Teicher ist überzeugt, daß 2012 ein gutes Lyrikjahr wird. Wie Musik und Mode beschaue sie oft Dinge der Vergangenheit und richte sie neu her für die Gegenwart. Das durchschnittliche Gedicht von heute (wenn es sowas gebe) nehme uns… Continue Reading „61. Not Your Parents‘ Poems: A 2012 Poetry Preview“

133. James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize

Poets & Writers, Inc. has named James Richardson the fifth annual recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, a $50,000 award given to honor an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.. This year’s judges were Mark Doty, Rita Dove, and Gerald Stern. The… Continue Reading „133. James Richardson wins Jackson Poetry Prize“

58. David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Award recognizes lifetime accomplishment with $100,000 prize CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet David Ferry has won the 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Presented annually to a living US poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition, the Ruth Lilly… Continue Reading „58. David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize“

111. Gestorben

im Alter von 73 Jahren ist die amerikanische Lyrikerin Lucille Clifton. 2001 gewann sie den National Book Award für ihren Band „Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000“. 2007 war sie die erste schwarze Frau, die den Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize ($100,000) gewann.… Continue Reading „111. Gestorben“

84. Poetry Foundation Launches Online Poetry Learning Lab

New educational, media-rich poetry experience for teachers and students CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation invites teachers and students to tap into its new online resource, the Poetry Learning Lab. Hosted on, the Poetry Learning Lab is designed for anyone who wants to learn… Continue Reading „84. Poetry Foundation Launches Online Poetry Learning Lab“

Lucille Clifton

Susan Stamberg talks with Lucille Clifton about a sequence of her poems included in the anthology September 11, 2001 – American Writers Respond. (Audio from Morning Edition.) / 30.8.02