Tribute to Lucille Clifton

Thursday, Feb 21, 7:00pm
New York, NY

A Tribute to Lucille Clifton

The public is invited to attend a celebration of Lucille Clifton's life and work on the occasion of BOA's posthumous publication of her Collected Poems. Welcomed by Tonya Foster and introduced by co-editor Michael Glaser, 13 world-class poets will read in tribute: Sherman AlexieTina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius EadyThomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Marie Howe, Dante Micheaux, Sharon Olds, and Tracy K. Smith.

The mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran will perform her original compositions based on Clifton poems. 

Co-Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY; the Academy of American Poets; BOA Editions; Cave Canem Foundation; the MFA Program at Hunter, CUNY; and Poets House.

Admission is free.

Proshansky Auditorium
The Center for the Humanities
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue