Saturday, August 30, 2014

Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton

Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille CliftonNotes from Alexander's 2012 Blarney Lecture
Youtube link Published on Aug 21, 2014
Elizabeth Alexander delivers the 2012 Blaney Lecture 
at Poets Forum presented by the Academy of American Poets.

Alexander's New Yorker article "Remembering Lucille Clifton" Feb. 17, 2010

Elizabeth Alexander spoke at President Obamas first inauguration 

Lucille Clifton (1937-2010)

In the Blarney Lecture, according to Alexander, Clifton believed:
To be human is to tell the truth,
To be human is to stand in a circle
with other human beings
and hold their hands.

Lesson on Lucille Clifton's "won't you celebrate with me"

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