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Lucille Clifton


Evelyn Williams

on 20 February 2012

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Transcript of Lucille Clifton

Thelma Lucille Sayles
" People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that's a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated."
- Lucille Clifton
Some Background Info
June 27,1936-February 13,2013
She was born in Depew, New York
Goog times was published in 1969 and listed by the New York Times as one of the year's 10 best books
Emmy Award
Good Times

My dad has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
and the lights is back on
and my uncle Brud has hit
for one dollar straight
and they is good times

Good times
Good times

My mama has made bread
and grampaw has come
and everybody is drunk
and dancing in the kitchen
and singing in the kitchen
of these is good times

Good times
Good times

Oh children think about the
Good times
"Children, when they ask you, why your mama so funny, say, she is a poet, she don't have no sense"
-Lucille Clifton
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