Born in June 27, 1936 / Died in February 13, 2010 / United States / English
Quotes by Lucille Clifton
People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.
Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.
Things don't fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept.