I just learned Lucille Clifton, wonderful poet and children's book writer, passed away Saturday. She was author of the Everett Anderson cihildren's books, and her children's book titled 'My Friend Jacob' is a special favorite of mine. Her poetry was deep and sometimes wonderfully amusing (e.g. Homage To My Hips). Lucille was one of my professors at UCSC and a lovely woman, and I'll remember her fondly. Blessings on your journey, wise woman!