new sequence–Clifton and the Bible

November 3, 2010

I have posted a scanned copy of Clifton’s “island mary” sequence, of which I have spoken in class, on our Readings page.  I included one unnamed poem that immediately precedes the sequence because, as I looked at it this time, I feel like it is in conversation with the following poems.  fyi, Clifton also has a longish sequence called “some jesus” that includes poems on Biblical characters from Adam and Eve through Joseph (this latter is one of my favorites in it), as well as on events of Jesus’ life. It includes a BSE dialect at times or connects the events to African American experience.  Let me know if you’d like to see this also.

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