Two Previously Unpublished Lucile Clifton Poems Make Their Debut

June 29, 2020

Dive into summer with two never-before-seen poems by Lucille Clifton in the Paris Review. These “two unpublished poems by Clifton, ‘poem to my yellow coat‘ and ‘bouquet,’ appear in issue no. 233, Summer 2020. They’re drawn from a group of unpublished poems that will be included in How to Carry Water, a career-spanning selection of Clifton’s work due out in September.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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