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Poet Lucille Clifton gets her due

Poet Lucille Clifton gets her due

A new book celebrates the career of former Maryland poet laureate Lucille Clifton, including her thoughts on topics from Sunday dinner to cancer, her hips to racism. In the Baltimore Sun, Mary McCauley highlights “The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010,” which includes a foreword by Toni Morrison. McCauley offers a Q&A with poet Michael Glaser, who co-edited the book with Kevin Young, curator of the Emory University archives where Clifton’s papers are held. Here's a sample: Q: Didn’t you discover an entire, unpublished book of poems that had been tossed in the trash? A: That’s an interesting story. When Lucille was retiring from St....