Lucille Clifton, Award Winning Poet, Dead At 73

Lucille Clifton, a former poet laureate of Maryland and National Book Award winner, has died. She was 73. The native of Depew, New York, passed away Saturday morning at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, according to the Associated Press. Clifton's sister, Elaine Philip said the cause of death was unclear but Clifton was hospitalized for an infection last week at a hospital in Columbia, Maryland, before being transferred to Baltimore. Read More: Howard Zinn Historian, Dead At 87Fashion Mourns Alexander McQueen's Death


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