OTR Celebrates Lucille Clifton

“You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking.” ― Lucille Clifton, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 As we leave February, the month that Canada celebrates Black History, I wanted to include a poem by Lucille Clifton (1936 – 2010). She focused on family life and on the African-American experience.Continue reading “OTR Celebrates Lucille Clifton”

OTR Celebrates Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Maya Angelou has reached iconic status in today’s world. Even so, her journey was not for the fainthearted.   Born Marguerite Johnson in 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, MayaContinue reading “OTR Celebrates Maya Angelou”