Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York ; June 27, 1936. She was a dual Pulitzer Prize nominee for poetry in the 80’s. Cliftons work; Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir, 1969-1980 (1987) and Next: New Poems (1987)
As her legacy is remembered through her great poetry, Lucille wrote tons of children’s books. Everett Anderson’s nine month long; about a young boy and his family on the wait of the new member to the family.
Mother of ; Sidney Clifton, Frederica Clifton ,Graham Clifton, Channing Clifton , Gillian Clifton Monnell , and Alexia Clifton. Lucille Clifton passed away in Balitmore, Maryland ;February 13, 2010.
“the lesson of the falling leaves
the leaves believe
such letting go is love
such love is faith
such faith is grace
such grace is god
I agree with the leaves”