Synopses & Reviews
In her tenth collection of verse, Clifton covers new terrain -- cancer and mastectomy, the life of King David, encounters with a vixen fox who is both shaman and muse. Employing brilliantly honed language, stunning images and sharp rhythms, hers is a poetry passionate and wise, not afraid to rage, whisper or spin into humor. the terrible stories was a National Book Award Finalist.
The long-awaited tenth collection of poetry from the Shelley Memorial Prize-winning poet Lucille Clifton.
About the Author
Lucille Clifton won the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Award. Her book, Blessing the Boats (BOA Editions), won the 2000 National Book Award for Poetry. Two of Clifton's BOA poetry collections were chosen as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Clifton's awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and an Emmy Award.