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Blessing the boats : new and selected poems, 1988-2000

Author: Lucille Clifton
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2000.
Series: American poets continuum series, v. 60.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Overview: Winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry, Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 is the culminating achievement of Lucille's Clifton longstanding poetry career. This long-awaited collection by one of the most distinguished poets writing today includes poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from Lucille Clifton's award-winning collections Next: New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010.
Blessing the boats.
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2000
(OCoLC)606305692
Online version:
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010.
Blessing the boats.
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, 2000
(OCoLC)606384037
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucille Clifton
ISBN: 188023887X 9781880238875 1880238888 9781880238882
OCLC Number: 43959415
Awards: National Book Award, Poetry, 2000
Description: 132 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: New poems (2000): --
Times --
Signs --
Moonchild --
Dialysis --
Donor --
Libation --
Photograph: a lynching --
Jasper Texas 1998 --
Alabama 9/15/63 --
What I think when I ride the train --
Praise song --
August --
Study the masters --
Lazarus (first day) --
Lazarus (second day) --
Lazarus (third day) --
Birthday 1999 --
Grief --
Report from the angel of Eden --
from Next (1988): --
Album --
Why some people be mad at me sometimes --
Sorrow song --
Female --
My dream about being white --
My dream about the cows --
My dream about time --
My dream about falling --
My dream about the second coming --
My dream about God --
My dream about the poet --
Death of Thelma Sayles --
Lives --
Message of Thelma Sayles --
Death of Fred Clifton --
Shapeshifter poems --
from Quilting (1991): --
Quilting --
White lady --
Birth of language --
Sleeping beauty --
Poem in praise of menstruation --
Peeping Tom --
Wild blessings --
Photograph --
Lot's wife --
Poem to my uterus --
To my last period --
Wishes for sons --
How art thou fallen --
Remembering the birth of Lucifer --
Whispered to Lucifer --
Eve's version --
Lucifer understanding at last --
Garden of delight --
Adam thinking --
Eve thinking --
Story thus far --
Lucifer speaks in his own voice --
Blessing the boats --
from The book of light (1993): --
Imagining bear --
Woman you are accustomed to --
Song at midnight --
Here yet be dragons --
Yeti poet returns to his village to tell his story --
Crabbing --
Earth is a living thing --
If I should --
Further note to Clark --
Final note to Clark --
Note, passed to superman --
Leda 1 --
Leda 2 --
Leda 3 --
Far memory --
from The terrible stories (1996): --
Telling our stories --
Fox --
Coming of fox --
Dear fox --
Leaving fox --
One year later --
Dream of foxes --
Amazons --
Lumpectomy eve --
1994 --
Hag riding --
Rust --
Slaveships --
Memphis --
Memory --
What did she know, when did she know it --
Lorena --
Heaven --
Acknowledgments --
About the author --
Colophon.
Series Title: American poets continuum series, v. 60.
Responsibility: by Lucille Clifton.

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Overview: Winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry, Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 is the culminating achievement of Lucille's Clifton longstanding poetry career. This long-awaited collection by one of the most distinguished poets writing today includes poems written during the past four years as well as generous selections from Lucille Clifton's award-winning collections Next: New Poems, Quilting and The Terrible Stories. Clifton employs brilliantly honed language, stunning images and sharp rhythms to address the whole of human experience. Hers is a poetry that is passionate and wise, not afraid to confront our most salient issues.

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