A moving family biography in which the poet traces her family history back through Jim Crow, the slave trade, and all the way to the women of the Dahomey people in West Africa.
Generations is a powerful work of determination and affirmation. "I look at my husband," Clifton writes, "and my children and I feel the Dahomey women gathering in my bones."
Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) was an American poet known for her work focusing on the African American experience and family life. Winner of the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Clifton is the only author to have two books of poetry nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the same year. She is best known for her collections Two-Headed Woman, Next, Good Woman, and Quilting. In addition to her several poetry collections, Clifton also wrote numerous books for children, including her Everett Anderson series.
- Publisher: NYRB Classics (November 16, 2021)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 104 pages
- ISBN-10: 1681375877
- ISBN-13: 9781681375878
- Item Weight: 3 pounds
- Dimensions: 5.02 x 0.32 x 8 inches