Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936 - February 13, 2010 / Baltimore, Maryland)
''Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.''Lucille Clifton (b. 1936), U.S. poet. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 9, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
''My Mama has made breadLucille Clifton (b. 1936), U.S. poet. Good Times (l. 9-12). . . Poetry of Black America, The; Anthology of the 20th Century. Arnold Adoff, ed. (1973) Harper & Row.
and Grampaw has come
and everybody is drunk
and dancing in the kitchen''
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