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Monday Sundown 9/17/01

Monday Sunday 9/17/01 by Lucille Clifton


From the Academy of American Poets Archives. This poem is part of "September Suite" by Lucille Clifton, 2001.

About this Poem

In September 2001, Lucille Clifton sent the Academy of American Poets a short manuscript of seven poems, one for each day of the week, entitled "September Suite" in response to the events that transpired on September 11th. This poem is from that manuscript.



Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton, the author of Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000 (BOA Editions, 2000), which won the National Book Award, was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 1999.

Date Published: 2017-07-31

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