Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The World is going to miss this fantastic poet, Lucille Clifton

The NY Times ran an obit for this wonderful woman on Feb. 17th. She died at 73 with a great attitude.

Homage to My Hips
these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places, these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been
they go where they want to go.
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
I have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

Natl book award in 2000 for "Blessing the Boats:New and selected poems.
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a $100,000 award
Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for "Good Woman:Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980

Interesting woman, interesting poems.

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