Come Celebrate with Me: The Work of Lucille Clifton

Nov 26, 2013, 11am - 6pm

10 River Terrace Manhattan

Battery Park City literary hub Poets House honors the life and career of the late poet Lucille Clifton, whose understated, richly metaphysical work explored everyday life and the African-American experience. The exhibition spans a period from the 1950s to 2010 and features letters, photos, manuscripts and other documentation from Clifton's celebrated career. The poet's achievements earned her significant praise from critics, and in 1988, she achieved the record-breaking honor of having two compilations of poetry as Pulitzer Prize finalists. Her work, which eschews capital letters and punctuation marks, also earned her the University of Massachusetts’ Juniper Prize, the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. On November 19—the night of the exhibition's opening reception—visitors can learn more during a free tour, beginning at 6pm. For more information, visit