Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lucille Clifton

Saw on Jeremy Pevner's facebook status that she may have died. Looking at google news, she cancelled a Feb. 22nd appearance, so it's possible I suppose.

If this is true then it's really depressing. She was the Poet Laureate for our state for awhile, and has been a distinguished professor here for like two decades.

Her poem, The Blessing of the Boats, is on the wall outside the Great Room. She was a really nice old lady, and I got to see her speak here in 2008, and it was really really wonderful.

UPDATE: Larry Vote confirmed it. :[


  1. She's like, really awesome. I really hope she's not dead.