Feb 21, 2013, 7:00pm
Blessing the Boats: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton
Join us for a celebration of Lucille Clifton's life and work on the occasion of BOA Editions' posthumous publication of her Collected Poems. Welcomed by Tonya Foster, and introduced by coeditor Michael Glaser, thirteen world-class poets will read in tribute. With poets Sherman Alexie, Tina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Tonya Foster, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Marie Howe, Dante Micheaux, Sharon Olds, and Tracy K. Smith. With musical interludes by mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran.
Cosponsored by Academy of American Poets; BOA Editions; Cave Canem Foundation; the MFA program at Hunter College, CUNY; the Poetry Society of America; and Poets House.