Lucille Clifton Suri Loft

If you've shopped with us before, you've probably noticed that our speckled colorways are named for artists. When we were developing our special color for the 2021 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, the first in-person show we'd be attending since the beginning of the pandemic, we wanted to honor an artist whose work spoke to a sense of rebirth, return, and homecoming. We soon realized that a poet encapsulated this best.

Lucille Clifton was born and raised in New York, but lived much of her life in Baltimore. From 1971-1974, she was poet-in-residence at Coppin State University, and from 1979-1985, she served as the Poet Laureate of Maryland. A Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (among her many awards and accolades), Clifton was truly one of America's great contemporary poets. Read her poem "won't you celebrate with me" here.

Suri Loft: 190yds/ 1.75oz skein; 65% Suri alpaca/ 20% wool/ 15% silk

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