English Everyday Writing Poetry21

Everyday Writing

“September Suite” by Lucille Clifton

In September 2001, Lucille Clifton sent the Academy of American Poets a short manuscript of seven poems, one for each day of the week, entitled “September Suite” in response to the events that transpired on September 11th. This is the poem for September 11th.

September Suite by Lucille Clifton

Tuesday 9/11/2001 by Lucille Clifton

In addition to this poem, we will look at the other six poems that go with this one.  To see those go to

Click on the “options” on the page to see the other poems.  The assignment is to pick you favorite poem out of the 7 and write a paragraph on what it means and why it is your favorite.  Share with Sandy on Google Docs.