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Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton; Lucille Clifton reads Turning

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Emmy award-winning poet, Lucille Clifton, introduces and reads her poem, "Turning," about trying to be your own person and taking responsibility for your life. Approximate date: 1993


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Series
Poetry Breaks
Program
Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton
Title

Lucille Clifton reads Turning

Series Description

2-5 minute filler programs with New England area writers reading their poetry. Poets include Martin Espada, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Lucille Clifton introduces and reads her poems. The following poems were edited for broadcast and general distribution, and appear on the master tapes with and without "Poetry Breaks" logo and copyright: “The Lesson of Falling Leaves” "Spring Song" "let there be new flowering in the fields..." “The Lost Baby Poem” “This Morning” “Turning” “Homage to My Hips” “In the inner city...” "In My Thirty-Eighth Year"

Multiple takes of these poems appear on the source tapes of original footage, along with Clifton's answers to the following questions: What is poetry to you? Where do your ideas come from? What’s a poet’s life like? Selected answers were incorporated into the schools and libraries version.

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Media Type

Video

Subjects
Poetry
Poetry reading
Oral interpretation of poetry
Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010
Genres
Performance in a Studio
Topics
Literature
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton; Lucille Clifton reads Turning,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69EA2B8797C844D9A4A934FBA9B80B0C.
MLA: “Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton; Lucille Clifton reads Turning.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69EA2B8797C844D9A4A934FBA9B80B0C>.
APA: Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks II, Lucille Clifton; Lucille Clifton reads Turning. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69EA2B8797C844D9A4A934FBA9B80B0C
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