The Lucille Clifton Poetry Chair

We are pleased to announce the establishment of The Lucille Clifton Poetry Chair at the Community of Writers! Congratulations to Patricia Spears Jones who will hold the Inaugural Lucille Clifton Poetry Chair in 2024. We are delighted to be able to bestow this distinction on Patricia as she prepares to join us as staff poet at this summer’s Poetry Program in Olympic Valley.

This honor is made possible by a generous donor who is committed to honoring Lucille’s memory as well as her work, values, and influence on Poetry.

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