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Black Writers of Today and Yesterday

Each February Sag Harbor's John Jermaine Library and Canio's Books invite neighbors to read from their favorite Afro-American writers. We hear the work of Lucille Clifton, Claudia Rankin, Bryan Stevenson, Wallace Thurman, Frederick Douglas and Maya Angelou, all recorded at Canios Books this month. Listen here Nancy Meyers of the John Jermaine Library began the reading with an untitled poem by Lucille Clifton: Ms. Clifton, who died in 2010 in Baltimore, was an American poet, writer, and educator. Clifton was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Next, Bill Burford read from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric , and    a poem Memory is a tough place. Claudia Rankin is the author of five volumes of poetry, two plays and various essays.   She was born in 1963.   -------------------- Next, Margi Pulkingham reads from Bryan Stevenson’s "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” The bo