Lucille Clifton | Critical Essay by Ramona Weeks

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Critical Essay by Ramona Weeks

In a slim volume entitled Good Times … a poet steeped in the black experience, Lucille Clifton, applauds the strength of the Negro woman that has preserved an instinct of pride and place among blacks uprooted out of Dahomey and transplanted into urban disruption.

Mrs. Clifton's poems about childhood seem airbrushed, retouched with bonuses of imaginative perception…. Mrs. Clifton is gifted with a sense of humanity, an instinct for consolation that overrides a cynicism. She needs now only to grasp other forms and subjects that do not smack of self-consciousness. (p. 295)

Ramona Weeks, "A Gathering of Poets," in Western Humanities Review (copyright, 1970, University of Utah), Vol. 24, No. 3, Summer, 1970, pp. 295-301.∗

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