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The Furious Flower Poetry Center is sponsoring two photographic exhibitions of Lucille Clifton in her home state of Maryland at the Enoch Pratt free Library and the Reginald F. Lewis Musuem.

                  Her poems represent our humanity...what we have shaped into a kind of life.

                                                                                                                                  -- Joanne V. Gabbin
                                                                                                                                     Executive Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center



Won't You Celebrate with Me:  Honoring the Life and Poetic Legacy of Lucille Clifton

June 14, 2012-January 6, 2013

This exhibition features the photographs of Lynda Koolish and others as they capture moments in the lives of beloved poet Lucille Clifton and her literary friends who shared and celebrated her prodigious genius.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Furious Flower Poetry Center.  The galleys of Clifton's upcoming book, The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, from BOA Editions will also be on view.


Among Poets:  Remembering Lucille Clifton, Maryland's Poet Laureate

June 15-December 30, 2012

Among Poets is a selection of photographs of the late Maryland Poet Laureate, Lucille Clifton, who is also featured in the museum's permanent exhibition.  The images, which were photographed and collected by Lynda Koolish, show Clifton and her poet friends, some with Maryland ties.  Among Poets is presented in conjunction with a concurrent exhibition about Clifton at Enoch Pratt free Library, in honor of her June birthday.  Curated and coordinated in conjuction with the Furious Flower Poetry Center and the Center's executive director Joanne Gabbin. 

Announcing the September 2012 publication of
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
Edited by Kevin Young and Michael Glaser
Forward by Toni Morrison; Afterward by Kevin Young

"If you only read one poetry book in 2012, The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 ought to be it." -- National Public Radio

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