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            CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF LUCILLE CLIFTON

                                                                                                                                                                         

Joanne Gabbin and Nikki Giovanni hosted a memorial celebration for Lucille Clifton on September 21, 2010 at James Madison University. The tribute program, “73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton,” brought together poets from all around the country who read her poems and reflected on her life.   A souvenir tribute book including tributes from national literary organizations and a DVD of the program is available.  For more information about purchasing the DVD, click on the link below.   The program was sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU and the Steger Creative Writing Prize at Virginia Tech.

We want to thank James Madison University's Photography Services for capturing so many of the memorable moments from the event.     Click here to view the photographs.

Many of the poets shared their thoughts and reflections about Lucille Clifton at a recording session earlier in the day.  Click here to view photographs from the session.

Click here to view additional photographs from the evening.  

                                        

Purchase the DVD "73 Poems for 73 Years:  Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton"

Readers' List

Collage of Poets by Eugene Redmond

Article about the event