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Lecture with Claudia Rankine



Claudia Rankine

6:30 pm

Lightbox Film Center at International House
3701 Locust Walk

Hosted by Institute for Contemporary Art

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; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For her book Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories); and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. 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 of the Arts. She lives in California and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

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Hosted by Institute for Contemporary Art

This event is sponsored by the Theatre Arts Program, Department of Africana Studies, Center for Africana Studies, Social Practice and Policy, and the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Program in Contemporary Art, the Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania.