2017-2018 KU Common Book Lecture with Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, 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 Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. She also co-produces a video series, “The Situation,” alongside John Lucas, and is the founder of the Open Letter Project: Race and the Creative Imagination. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  She lives in New York City and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

We are pleased to announce that Claudia Rankine will be on campus to deliver the 2017-2018 KU Common Book talk on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 pm in the Lied Center.

(Material provided by Blue Flower Arts)


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