Video: Lucille Clifton on Where Ideas Come From

In this short video the great Lucille Clifton reflects on where ideas come from.

You can find other Lucille Clifton videos at the Poetry Breaks series on Poets.org.

14 thoughts on “Video: Lucille Clifton on Where Ideas Come From

  1. I often feel this way when writing. I never seem to have a concrete idea in my head what I want to write, at times I’m simply looking at, say, just an apple tree and my memories fill my head of an old apple tree that stood in my backyard for many years, and how so much of my families’ life revolved around that tree. When I wrote The Apple Tree, the visions of my children flooded my mind and the words seemed to flow from my fingertips. What she says about, seeing, is spot on. Thank you posting this video and thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. It meant a lot to me.

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