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Friday, June 27, 2014

POETIC BIRTHDAY

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                                                             1872          
                        
Paul Laurence Dunbar - A poet, novelist, and playwright born in Dayton, Ohio. Dunbar was a prolific writer: he wrote at least a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as, four books of short stories, four novels, lyrics for a musical, and a play.




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                                                             1936

Lucille Clifton - a poetess, writer, and educator born in Depew, New York.  Her poetry celebrated her Black heritage, women's experience and the female body. She was nominated twice for the Pulitizer Prize for poetry.


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