Lucille Clifton

Good Woman

Finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
A landmark collection by National Book Award-winning poet Lucille Clifton, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969–1980 includes the four poetry collections that launched Clifton’s career—Good Times, Good News About the Earth, An Ordinary Woman, and Two-Headed Woman—as well as her haunting prose memoir, Generations.

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Lucille Clifton's Pulitzer Prize-nominated poetry collection and memoir, Good Woman is now available for the first time as a deluxe eBook edition. Enhanced with previously unpublished photographs from the Lucille Clifton Estate and a special foreword by Aracelis Girmay, this eBook is a must-have for longtime Clifton fans and newcomers alike.
116 printed pages
Original publication



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    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted6 months ago
    Ms. Clifton died on February 13, 2010, on the fifty-first anniversary of her mother’s death.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted6 months ago
    She was appointed Maryland’s Poet Laureate in 1974 and remained in that post for eleven years.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted6 months ago
    From 1969 to 1974 her poems and essays appeared in popular publications of the time, including The Negro Digest and Ms. magazine.

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