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Critical Essay by Kossia Orloff

SOURCE: A review of Two-Headed Woman, in National Forum, Vol. 62, No. 3, Summer, 1982, p. 49

In the follow review of Two-Headed woman, Orloff believes that Clifton's theme of spiritual unity is the unifying force of her work.

 in this garden
growing
following strict orders
following the Light
see the sensational
two-headed woman
one face turned outward
one face
swiveling slowly in

The image and statement of this untitled poem, as well as its circular structure and its position in the collection define the cyclical nature of Two-Headed Woman. The poem, which is the first in Part 2, points back to Part 1, where Clifton celebrates her physical self, and forward to the more introspective sections. By the end of the collection, as a result of the introspection, Clifton has taken on direction. Now she speaks of herself as "a circular stair … turning...

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