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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


MARGARET WALKER - Poet         1915-1998
 In 1942 her poetry collection For My People won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition making her the first Black woman to receive a national writing prize.

LUCILLE CLIFTON - Poet                1936-2010
In 1988 she became the first poet to have two books of poetry named finalists for one year's Pulitzer Prize.

JUNE JORDAN - Poet                        1936-2002
While a Professor in the College of English at the University Of California Berkeley, she was known as the "Poet of the People"

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