Claudia Rankine

New York Times Bestselling Poet, MacArthur "Genius" Award Recipient, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner; Professor, Yale University

Claudia Rankine

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 White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) was published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. Her next publication, Just Us, is a collection of essays forthcoming with Graywolf Press in 2020. 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 & 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.

 

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Claudia Rankine

The UBC Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Claudia Rankine

Watch the moderated discussion with Claudia Rankine, New York Times Bestselling Poet, MacArthur “Genius” Award Recipient, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and Professor, Yale University, hosted by the Phil Lind Initiative at the University of British Columbia on January 15, 2020. This event was moderated by Kaie Kellough, novelist, poet, and sound performer.

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