How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton (Paperback)

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Lucille Clifton is a poet I return to, perhaps more than any other. I regard this posthumous collection as an undeserved gift to our canon of American poetry. These poems demonstrate the power of well-chosen words over acrobatic or exotic ones. With the simplest of tools, Clifton carves out the most precise of griefs. She offers her own vulnerabilities and fears to become a beacon; she becomes the mother who grabs our faces and turns us to what we need to see, to what we feared would kill us but will not. Aracelis Girmay, a powerful poet in her own right, wrote the foreword and assembled this collection. ~Carrie

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781950774159
ISBN-10: 1950774155
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Language: English