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Title
  • How to carry water : selected poems of Lucille Clifton / edited by Aracelis Girmay.
Author
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010,
Publication
  • Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2020.
  • ©2020

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Additional Authors
Girmay, Aracelis,
Description
xxii, 256 pages; 24 cm
Series Statement
  • American poets continuum series ; no. 180
Uniform Title
American poets continuum series ; v. 180.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • American poetry – African American women authors.
  • Poetry.
Note
  • Includes index.
Contents
From Early Uncollected Poems (1965 -- 1969) -- 5/23/67 R.I.P. -- Spring Thought For Thelma -- Everytime I Talk About -- A Poem Written For Many Moynihans -- The Poet Is Thirty Two -- Take Somebody Like Me -- From Good Times (1969) -- My Mama Moved Among The Days -- Miss Rosie -- The 1St -- Running Across To The Lot -- If I Stand In My Window -- For Delawd -- Ca'Line's Prayer -- Generations -- Flowers -- From Good News About The Earth (1972) -- After Kent State -- Being Property Once Myself -- The Lost Baby Poem -- Apology -- Lately -- Listen Children -- The News -- The Bodies Broken On -- Song -- Africa -- Earth -- Cod Send Easter -- So Dose -- Poem For My Sisters -- From Uncollected Poems (1973 -- 1974) -- Phillis Wheatley Poetry Festival -- From An Ordinary Woman (1974) -- In Salem -- Salt -- New Bones -- Harriet -- Roots -- To Ms. Ann -- Last Note To My Girls -- A Visit To Gettysburg -- This Morning -- The Lesson Of The Falling Leaves -- I Am Running Into A New Year -- Turning -- My Poem -- Lucy One-Eye -- If Mama -- I Was Born In A Hotel -- Light -- Cutting Greens -- I Went To The Valley -- At Last We Killed The Roaches -- In The Evenings -- Breaklight -- Some Dreams Hang In The Air -- The Thirty Eighth Year -- From Uncollected Poems (Ca. 1975) -- Anniversary 5/10/74 -- November 1, 1975 -- "We Do Not Know Very Much About Lucille's Inner Life" -- From Two-Headed Woman (1980) -- Lucy And Her Girls -- I Was Born With Twelve Fingers -- What The Mirror Said -- There Is A Girl Inside -- To Merle -- August The 12Th -- Speaking Of Loss -- Februrary 13, 1980 -- New Year -- Sonora Desert Poem -- My Friends -- I Once Knew A Man -- The Mystery That Surely Is Present -- The Astrologer Predicts At Mary's Birth -- A Song Of Mary -- Island Mary -- Mary Mary Astonished By God -- The Light That Came To Lucille Clifton -- Testament -- Mother, I Am Mad -- To Joan -- In Populated Air -- From Next (1987) -- There -- This Belief -- Why Some People Be Mad At Me Sometimes -- Sorrow Song -- Atlantic Is A Sea Of Bones -- Cruelty, Don't Talk To Me About Cruelty -- The Lost Women -- My Dream About The Cows -- My Dream About The Second Coming -- The Death Of Thelma Sayles -- The Message Of Thelma Sayles -- The Death Of Joanne C. -- Enter My Mother -- Leukemia As White Rabbit -- Chemotherapy -- The Message Of Jo -- The Death Of Fred Clifton -- "I'M Going Back To My True Identity" -- In White America -- Shapeshifter Poems -- From Quilting (1991) -- I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past -- Note To Myself -- Poem Beginning In No And Ending In Yes -- Slave Cabin, Sotterly Plantation, Maryland, 1989 -- Whose Side Are You On? -- Shooting Star -- This Is For The Mice That Live -- Man And Wife -- Poem In Praise Of Menstruation -- The Killing Of The Trees -- Wild Blessings -- Somewhere -- When I Stand Around Among Poets -- Water Sign Woman -- Photograph -- December 7, 1989 -- To My Friend, Jerina -- Poem To My Uterus -- To My Last Period -- The Mother's Story -- As He Was Dying -- Blessing The Boats -- From The Book Of Light (1992) -- Light -- June 20 -- Daughters -- Sam -- Thel -- 11/10 Again -- She Lived -- Won't You Celebrate With Me -- It Was A Dream -- Each Morning I Pull Myself -- Here Yet Be Dragons -- The Earth Is A Living Thing -- Move -- Samson Predicts From Gaza The Philadelphia Fire -- If I Should -- Further Note To Dark -- Begin Here -- Night Vision -- Fury -- Cigarettes -- Leda 1 -- Leda 2 -- Leda 3 -- Brothers -- From Uncollected Poems (1993) -- Hometown 1993 -- Ones Like Us -- From The Terrible Stories (1996) -- Telling Our Stories -- The Coming Of Fox -- Dear Fox -- Leaving Fox -- A Dream Of Foxes -- Amazons -- Lumpectomy Eve -- 1994 -- Hag Riding -- Rust -- Shadows -- Entering The South -- The Mississippi River Empties Into The Gulf -- Old Man River -- Auction Street -- Memphis -- What Comes After This -- Blake -- Evening And My Dead Once Husband -- In The Same Week -- Heaven -- Lorena -- In The Meantime -- From Blessing The Boats (2000) -- The Times -- Dialysis -- Libation -- Jasper Texas 1998 -- Alabama 9/15/63 -- Praise Song -- August -- Study The Masters -- Birthday 1999 -- Grief -- From Mercy (2004) -- The Gift -- Out Of Body -- Oh Antic Cod -- April -- Children -- Surely I Am Able To Write Poems -- Mulberry Fields -- Cancer -- In The Mirror -- Blood -- Walking The Blind Dog -- Hands -- Wind On The St. Marys River -- The Tale The Shepherds Tell The Sheep -- Stop -- From Voices (2008) -- Aunt Jemima -- Cream Of Wheat -- Sorrows -- This Is What I Know -- 6/27/06 -- From Uncollected Poems (2006 -- 2010) -- Birth-Day -- Mother-Tongue: The Land Of Nod -- Mother-Tongue: We Are Dying -- From Last Poems & Drafts (2006 -- 2010) -- Some Points Along Some Of The Meridians -- New Orleans -- After The Children Died She Started Bathing -- In The Middle Of The Eye -- Previously Uncollected Poems -- All Praises -- Bouquet -- Sam, Jr. -- Mother Here Is My Child -- Poem To My Yellow Coat -- Poem With Rhyme -- Rounding The Curve Near Ellicot City -- Entering Earth -- To Black Poets -- Quartz Lake, Alaska.
Call Number
Sc E 22-209
ISBN
  • 9781950774142
  • 1950774147
  • 9781950774159
  • 1950774155
LCCN
2020019710
OCLC
1153338148
Author
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010, author.
Title
How to carry water : selected poems of Lucille Clifton / edited by Aracelis Girmay.
Publisher
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2020.
Copyright Date
©2020
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
American poets continuum series ; no. 180
American poets continuum series ; v. 180.
Summary
"A series of poems drawn from various collections published throughout the 40-year career of American poet Lucille Clifton"-- Provided by publisher.
"How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates both familiar and lesser-known works by one of America's most beloved poets, including 10 newly discovered poems that have never been collected. These poems celebrating black womanhood and resilience shimmer with intellect, insight, humor, and joy, all in Clifton's characteristic style -- a voice that the late Toni Morrison described as 'seductive with the simplicity of an atom, which is to say highly complex, explosive underneath an apparent quietude.' Selected and introduced by award-winning poet Aracelis Girmay, this volume of Clifton's poetry is simultaneously timeless and fitting for today's tumultuous moment."--Publisher's description.
Local Note
Schomburg copy with dust jacket.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Girmay, Aracelis, editor.
Research Call Number
Sc E 22-209
JFE 21-6178
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