Poet: Lucille Clifton
Volume: Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980
Comment 2 of 2, added on December 7th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on June 14th, 2005 at 2:58 AM.
Powerful stuff about the connection between siblings. I like the way Lucille Clifton expresses a deep insight using simple words and grammar, without losing any feeling. Perhaps the simplicity of language is what makes the poem so striking.
Gunnar Bengtsson from Sweden
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