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Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010


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    • us: Sayles, Lucille, 1936-2010
    • us: Sayles, Thelma Lucille, 1936-2010
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    • found: Her Good times ... 1969.
    • found: Next, c1987:t.p. (Lucille Clifton) about the author (b. in Depew, N.Y.; educated at State Univ. of New York at Fredonia and at Howard Univ.; teaches at Univ. of California at Santa Cruz; poetry and fiction writer)
    • found: Lucille Clifton, 2006:t.p. (Lucille Clifton) chapter 1 (b. Thelma Lucille Sayles in Depew, New York on June 27, 1936)
    • found: Buffalo news WWW site, Feb. 16, 2010(in obituary published Feb. 13: Lucille Clifton; b. Lucille Sayles, June 27, 1936, Depew; m. Fred Clifton (d. 1984); d. Saturday morning [Feb. 13, 2010], Baltimore, aged 73; honored poet from Buffalo; former poet laureate of Maryland)
    • found: Black Women in America, Second Edition; accessed December 12 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Clifton, Lucille; poet, children's book writer / illustrator, autobiographer / memoirist, educator; born 27 June 1936 in Depew, New York, United States; attended Fredonia State Teachers College in New York; met Ishmael Reed in a writers' group, and he showed her poems to Langston Hughes, who included a few pieces in his anthology Poetry of the Negro; was the recipient of the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA) Poetry Center (New York City) Discovery Award (1969); won the first of her several National Endowment for the Arts grants (also 1970 and 1972); her first book of poems, Good Times(1969); was published by Random House and chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best books of the year; was a visiting writer at Columbia University School of the Arts, a poet-in-residence at Coppin State College in Baltimore (1972-1976), poet laureate of the state of Maryland (1979-1982), and a visiting writer at George Washington University (1982-1983); was a Pulitzer Prize nominee for her poetry collection Two-Headed Woman, and won the Juniper Prize (1980); died 13 February 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States)
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    • PS3553.L45
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    • 1980-04-28: new
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