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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Clifton on Poets.org

Poets.org is well known for its short, sweet biographies – and it's got good links to other Clifton poems!

Critical Takes on Clifton

The Modern American Poetry site at the University of Illinois offers several critics' views of Clifton's works. It's worth a read!

Yet Another Go-to Site

The Poetry Foundation is one of our first stops when we're researching poets. Check out this entry on Clifton to see why.

Video

Free to Be You & Me

If the self-lovin' you find in Clifton's poetry isn't enough for you, check out this staple of children's videos (from the '70s, of course)! In case you were wondering, Clifton was the head writer.

Clifton Reads "homage to my hips"

Think this poem is great on the page? Wait till you hear Clifton read it aloud!

We know you're starting to love her…

…which is why we're hooking you up with even more of Clifton's readings. Check it out.

Audio

"homage to my hips"

An audio recording of Clifton reading her poem.

"Everything is Connected"

Listen to Clifton talk about her poetry and her life on NPR's Morning Edition.

"Trailblazing Poet Lucille Clifton Dead At 73"

NPR remembers Clifton after her death in February of 2010.

Images

The Poet
A photo of Lucille Clifton.

Books

Clifton's Collected Works

It's Poetry! It's an autobiography! It's everything rolled into one! Here's a collection of Clifton's works up until 1980, including her memoirs.

Blessing the Boats

Want to figure out why Clifton won the National Book Award? Here's your chance….

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