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Andrea Brady: Lucille Clifton, 22 April 2021

how to carry water: Selected Poems 
by Lucille Clifton, edited by Aracelis Girmay.
BOA, 256 pp., £19.99, September 2020, 978 1 950774 14 2
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... Lucille Clifton’s poem​ ‘study the masters’ remembers Aunt Timmie, whose iron ‘smoothed the sheets the master poet slept on’. The poem is a commemoration and lament. Timmie’s iron passes back and forth; the sheets over which she labours are transformed into the white page on which her experience is preserved:if you had heard herchanting as she ironedyou would understand form and lineand discipline and order andAmerica ...

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