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Lucille Clifton, National Book Award winner and only author nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes in the same year, reads from her work on Wednesday, February 25

WHAT:            Poet and children's book writer Lucille Clifton read her works on Wednesday, February 25, 2004. Clifton's appearance is part of Black History Month programming at Reed College.

Clifton is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and recipient of a National Book Award and an Emmy Award. The author of Blessing the Boats, The Terrible Stories, The Book of Light, Next and Good Woman , Clifton has served as poet laureate for the state of Maryland, and is the only author to be nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes in the same year (1987).

WHEN:            8 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004

LOCATION:   Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland.

COST:              This event is free and open to the public.

CONTACT :     For more information, the public is invited to call 503/777-7755 or visit .