Written + Spoken Word

Claudia Rankine

When: Thu., March 17, 7:30-9 p.m. 2016

Rankine has authored five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. She also can prove her cut teeth with bylines on two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. To top off her resume, she has played editor for several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. She currently co-produces a video series, The Situation, with John Lucas, and is the founder of the Open Letter Project: Race and the Creative Imagination. She has won a slew of awards including the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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