Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lucille Clifton: Poet and Teacher

Lucille Clifton believed in the liberating possibilities of learning – and she treasured the schools and teachers who invited and nurtured it. Her personal commitment to her students was unwavering and they in turn were deeply grateful for her incisive mind, her...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: “the river between us”

            the river between us in the river that your father fished my father was baptized.    it was their hunger that defined them, one, a man who knew he could feed himself if it all...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: “blessing the boats”

For our second post in the “Week of Lucille Clifton” — here is Kathleen Glaser’s reflections on Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” from Teaching with Heart.         blessing the boats (at St. Mary’s) may the tide that...
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Week of Lucille Clifton: Day One

Today is the anniversary of Lucille Clifton’s birthday.  She was a remarkable woman and poet. Though she is no longer with us, her poetry still speaks to us. Throughout the “Week of Lucille Clifton” — we will post her poems...
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