Feb 21, 2013, 7:00pm
Proshansky Auditorium

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 AlexieTina ChangToi DerricotteMichael DickmanTimothy Donnelly, Cornelius EadyThomas Sayers EllisNick Flynn, Tonya Foster, Rachel Eliza GriffithsMarie HoweDante MicheauxSharon 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.