Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936 – February 13, 2010) was an American poet, writer, and educator from Buffalo, New York. From 1979 to 1985 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland. Clifton was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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- born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
- The Book of Light (1993), "song at midnight", lines 17–19