Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric
Please plan on reading Rankine’s book before you come to campus in August. It will serve as a cornerstone to a series of activities in Autumn Term and events throughout the academic year.
Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist, playwright and the editor of several anthologies. Her most recent work, the book-length poem, Citizen: An American Lyric, won the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award and the 2015 NAACP Image Award in poetry. Citizen was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Rankine is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the Aerol Arnold Chair of English at the University of Southern California.
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