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FrancisTocik, 64, while burning trash in her yard today, was sobadly burned when her clothing caught fire that her deathresulted several hours later. She departed this life, Sunday October 1, at 5: He was a member of St.

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Her demise was not unexpected, as the kind friends who attended her bedside for sixteen days foresaw that her wonderful vitality would be insufficient to combat the dread disease.

The award dates fromthe announcement of finalists from She had reached the age of 93 years and 10 months. Her survivors are her aged husband, Mr. Louis Shumbera of Ammannsville, Mrs. We see this same thing throughout the poem in her use of punctuation, in her rare enjambment, in the ways she plays with allusions, and especially in the fun she has with the homonymic potential of the English language.

Tolbirt did secretarial work, and was employed by the Colorado County Federal Savings and Loan Association when the company was first organized. Fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive, with one brother, Henry Tipp and one sister, Miss Augusta Tipp of Bernardo.

Active pallbearers were Hy. To grief-stricken family members and relatives, the Mercury publisher extends his most sincere sympathy. Tietschert was born in Breslau, Germany, and came to Colorado county insettling near Shaws Bend, where he lived until his death.

Catherine ClintonBlack Stars: Mary Catholic Cemetery in Nada. Like a blues singer's lyrics, Clifton's poems confront the chaos, disorder, and pain of human experience to transcend these conditions and to reaffirm her humanity. Like Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks, she sees virtue and dignity in the lives of ordinary African-Americans, giving them" faces, names, and histories, and validating their existence.

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John Till in the year at Dubina. A son, Leroy,died in at the age of four, and a sister, Mrs. Pall bearers were Messrs. The persona also testifies, to the crime and tragedy of child molestation, a theme developed in poem sequences featuring the mythical African shape-shifter in both Next and The Book of Light Master of ceremonies was Rev.

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate the contributions black poets have made, and continue to make, to the richness of American poetry, we asked twelve contemporary black poets from across the country to choose one poem that should be read this month and to tell us a bit about why.

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four notes to Clark Kent: if i should; further note to clark; final note to clark; note passed to. Poets across America called and e-mailed one another this past weekend, to take in the terrible news that Lucille Clifton died Saturday morning, at the age of seventy-three.

Though Clifton surely. Oregon Pioneer Researchers.


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About Lucille Clifton Lucille Clifton was one of the most distinguished, decorated and beloved poets of her time. She won the National Book Award for Poetry for "Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems " and was the first African American female recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Foundation.

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