Sharon Olds reads Lucille Clifton

In 2013, the Poetry Society of America's national series, Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century, celebrated the work of a wide range of distinguished poets from James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sterling Brown,  Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes to Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks,  Robert Hayden, June Jordan, Etheridge Knight, and Audre Lorde. Our events took place across the country—in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D. C.—with the culminating celebration held in New York City at Cooper Union's Great Hall on November 7, 2013.  On that evening Sharon Olds read "wishes for sons," "homage to my hips," and"[won't you celebrate with me]" by Lucille Clifton.




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