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Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “For Lucille Clifton & Progeny,” by Ruth-Miriam Garnett

Lucille Clifton was an American poet, writer, and educator from New York. Her poetry of African-American heritage and the female body gave insight and hope. Lucille was the first person in her family to finish high school and attend college. She started Howard University on scholarship as a drama major, but lost the scholarship two […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats (at St. Mary’s” from Quilting: Poems 1987-1990

blessing the boats (at St. Mary’s) by Lucille Clifton Quilting: Poems 1987-1990 may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear may you kiss the wind then turn from it certain that it will love your back may you open your eyes to […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: Lucille Clifton’s “Wishes for Sons” from QUILTING

wishes for sons by Lucille Clifton from “Quilting” i wish them cramps i wish them a strange town and the last tampon. i wish them no 7 – 11. i wish them one week early and wearing a white skirt. i wish them one week late. later i wish them hot flashes and clots like […]