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review How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton 103 à Edited with a Foreword by Aracelis Girmay How to Carry Water Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates famous poems and shines light on lesser known poems by poet―and national treasure―Lucille Clifton 1936–2010Lucille Clifton’s poetry defined strengtRiters in the 21st centuryIn How to Carry Water formidable younger poet Aracelis Girmay winner of the Whiting Award GLCA Award and the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award introduces a selection of Clifton’s work that is simultaneously timeless and fitting for today’s tumultuous social and political momen. was familiar with the poet’s work before this but hadn’t read a lot I really enjoyed this poetry collection so clearly I’ve been missing out Clifton writes about themes that are universal such as love family grief and that sort of thing She also writes about ideas and experiences that are very different from my own such as slavery and the experiences of black poetry I found these types of poems the most powerful and dazzling in this selected collection I enjoyed every poem and savoured the words ideas and images Among my favourites was After The Children Died She Started As He Was Dying Chemotherapy Dialysis Here Yet Be Dragons and Leda

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Edited with a Foreword by Aracelis Girmay How to Carry Water Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates famous poems and shines light on lesser known poems by poet―and national treasure―Lucille Clifton 1936–2010Lucille Clifton’s poetry defined strength through adversity focusing particularly. This is a new collection of selected poems of Lucille Clifton Clifton fans who’ve already read her “Collected Poems” or her individual collections should be aware that there are ten poems included that have not previously been published Aracelis Girmay is the editor of the volume and did the selection and arrangement of the poems and I think she did a fine job with the taskThe poems are largely free verse and heavily feature confessional and social justice poetry That said it is a diverse selection across the poetess’s career and offers poems that will resonate with anyone There are poems that examine the world from the perspective of group identity ie as an African American a woman or both of the above There are also poems that pivot on Clifton’s life experience as an individual – eg a cancer survivor who had a mastectomy Her poetry is bold in its candidness in dealing with issues ranging from civil rights to women’s health I found this collection to be powerful and evocative and would highly recommend it for readers of poetry

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How to Carry Water Selected Poems of Lucille CliftonOn African American experience and family life Clifton’s poems were widely celebrated during her lifetime and she received wide acclaim for her work including the National Book Award the Robert Frost Medal and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Her poems continue to inspire a new generation of readers and w. Retrospectives that are anything less than the full collecteds are going to leave some poems out that should have been put in If anything got short changed in this selection it was Clifton's biblical poems I wish it had included the tree of life seuence from uilting the David poems from The Terrible Stories and a couple of the spiritual ones from the unfinished manuscript at the end of The Collected Poems I was happy to see that brothers made it in from The Book of Light even as I felt a little indignant that by excluding the tree of life seuence first time readers wouldn't experience the full impact of Lucille's Lucifer poems But overall this is a fantastic introduction to Clifton's work Thanks to Aracelis Girmay's gorgeous introduction reverent selections I'm thrilled to finally have an answer to the uestion where should I start Because you know up until now I've just said with all of them and it's really hard to convince people to commit to reading a 720 page collected worksDo yourself a favor buy this book Then track down a copy of her collecteds because I know you'll want to read them