Tag Archives: Lucille Clifton

Hurricane Sandy Poetry Initiative

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blessing the boats may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear Lucille Clifton In the 2012-2013 school year, the Dodge Poetry in the Schools Program is directing … Continue reading

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2010 Poetry Festival Readings

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry Poetry readings have always been at the heart of the Dodge Poetry Festival. This year, the Festival officially opens with a Thursday Evening Poetry Sampler on October 7, which offers the opportunity to hear nearly … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: In Memory of Lucille Clifton

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry When Lucille Clifton set out to be a poet she had no models to follow; the figures in the canon did not look or speak like her, did not have her stories to tell.  She … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Published Yet?

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Khalil Murrell, Program Associate, Poetry Disregarding short bouts with writer’s block, I approach the daunting question posed by the blank page with greater ease and more tools—more colors in my poetic palate—than ever before. Much of this growth as a … Continue reading

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Poetry Fridays: Lucille Clifton

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Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry LUCILLE CLIFTON has said, “I don’t write to be admired. I write to be understood.” Yet, when we hear her read “When” and “Sorrows,” it is impossible not to admire her. Take a moment to … Continue reading

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