Blessing the Boats: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton

FEB 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

February 21, 2013: 7:00 PM

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ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Join us for a celebration of Lucille Clifton's life and work on the occasion of BOA Editions' posthumous publication of her Collected Poems. Introduced by coeditors Kevin Young and Michael Glaser, fourteen world-class poets will read in tribute. With poets Sherman Alexie, Tina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, Dante Micheaux, Tracy K. Smith, and Kevin Young. With musical interludes by mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran.

Cosponsored by Academy of American Poets; BOA Editions; Cave Canem Foundation; the MFA program at Hunter College, CUNY; Poets House; and the Poetry Society of America.