Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on May 21, 1996.
Lucille Clifton has published ten books of poetry, including Blessing the Boats, winner of the National Book Award in 2000, The Book of Light, The Terrible Stories, Quilting, Next, and Good Times. Ms. Clifton, who has also written numerous children’s books, received a 1996 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. She read from The Book of Light and The Terrible Stories on May 21, 1996. Ms. Clifton was interviewed by Quincy Troupe, whose five books of poetry include Avalanche, Weather Reports, and Snake-Back Solos.
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