Lucille Clifton: Their Mother’s Voice

Lucille Clifton — (1936–2010)

Anyone familiar with Lucille Clifton’s poetry is aware that her work was largely focused on the African-American diaspora and experience, motherhood, and family life. Celebratory readings of her prize-winning and Pulitzer nominated poems are still being held all over the country, but none could compare to hearing them read by the celebrated author herself.