African-American poet and author known for such poetry collections nearly as good Situations and Blessing the Watercraft. She actually is also known on her behalf Everett Anderson series, in addition to for such children’s books as Three Wants as well as the Lucky Rock. She examined at Howard School on a scholarship or grant, but received low levels and used in the State School of NY at Fredonia. She was created with six fingertips on each hands, as were various other ladies in her family members. She acquired her extra fingertips taken out when she was a kid. She wed musician and teacher Fred Adam Clifton in 1958, after performing with him within a community theatrical creation of Tennessee Williams’ The Cup Menagerie. She was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1979 to 1985. Claudia Emerson, as well, was the Poet Laureate of the Mid-Atlantic condition (Virginia).