Lucille Clifton

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 the Pulitzer Prize. She is best known for her collections Two-Headed WomanNextGood Woman, and Quilting. In addition to her several poetry collections, Clifton also wrote numerous books for children, including her Everett Anderson series. She died in Baltimore.