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“My Mama moved among the days" by Lucille Clifton

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May 14, 2017

My Mama moved among the days

Lucille Clifton

About This Poem


"My Mama moved among the days" was first published in Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969–1980 (BOA Editions, 1987).


Lucille Clifton was born in 1936 in Depew, New York. Her collections of poetry include The Book of Light (Copper Canyon Press, 1993) and Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000 (BOA Editions, 2000), which won the National Book Award. She died in 2010.


Photo credit: Dorothy Alexander 


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