Reading by Claudia Rankine
Time:Begins at 7:30 PM
Event Type:Book Signing
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Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, Yale University
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don't Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including The Wild Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/American Repertory Theatre) and will be published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets and Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
A book signing will follow the reading.
Free and open to the public.
- Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
- Department of African American Studies