Lucille Clifton and Mark Doty Video (DVD) is a video documentary featuring Mr. Doty and Ms. Clifton discussing topics related to race. Just to mention some of the topics they discuss; the weight of racial memory and the experience between self and history. They do this in a poetic manner, by incorporating related poetic themes from other writers while at the same time, like artists, they stress the rhythmical and composition merits of poems.
Lucille Clifton interprets the poems with reasonable, ordinary language while Mark Doty with dialect more appealing. To elaborate the encounter of racial memory and between self and history, Ms. Clifton reads excerpts from “Fury—for Mama,” “The Times,” ““Alabama 9/15/63” and “Donor.” Mr. Doty on the other hand reads from “Fish Are US,” “A Green Crab’s Shell,” “The Embrace,” and “Michael’s Dream.