Lucille Clifton has won the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The Poetry Foundation site has some good links — actual poems and an interview, too. For those who don’t follow the glitzy poetry scene, the Ruth Lilly “honors a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition.” Furthermore:
Established in 1986 and presented annually by the Poetry Foundation, the award is one of the most prestigious given to American poets, and at $100,000 it is one of the nation’s largest literary honors.
Links to reviews of Clifton’s work? Check.
Mercy. 2004. BOA, $22 (1-929918-54-2).
Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems, 1988-2000. 2000. BOA, hardcover, $25 (1-880238-87-X).
The Terrible Stories. 1996. BOA, $20 (1-88023-836-5).
The Book of Light. 1993. Copper Canyon, $21 (1-55659-051-2).