The Cortland Review


Lucille Clifton
An interview and reading with the Leading Lady of American Poetry, Lucille Clifton. Grace Cavalieri hosts this special audio program.

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A.E. Stallings
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John Kinsella
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Lucille Clifton

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton is the author of ten books of poetry and seventeen books for children. Her honors include an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shelley Memorial Prize, the Charity Randall Citation, and a Lannan Literary Award. In 1996, she was a National Book Award finalist for The Terrible Stories, and she was the only poet to have two books—Next: New Poems and Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in the same year. Appointed a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 1999 and elected a Fellow in literature of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, Clifton currently resides in Columbia, Maryland, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Mary's College.


The Poet and The Poem - Lucille Clifton


Lucille Clifton    Click here to listen to the Lucille Clifton interview

Grace Cavalieri interviews the leading lady of poetry, Lucille Clifton, on The Poet and The Poem.  This program is available in streaming audio:

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Grace CavalieriGrace Cavalieri is a poet and a playwright. She has authored 11 books of poetry and 18 produced plays. Her latest book of poems is Cuffed Frays and Other Poems (Argonne House Press, 2001) Her newest play, "Quilting the Sun" was presented by the Smithsonian Institution in March, 2003.

She has produced The Poet and The Poem on public radio since 1977. It is now recorded at the Library of Congress for broadcast via NPR satellite.



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