“Two Puffy Afros Going Down the Road”: On Lucille Clifton’s Influence

Nowadays when I think back to how Lucille and I were with each other, I think that she was in many ways my poetry mama.                 EDITOR’S NOTE: One morning in May 2012, tweets from Afaa Michael Weaver lit up my screen:   “Lucille Clifton taught me—in the psychic space of literary influence—the […]