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In Celebration of National Poetry Month - An Evening with Claudia Rankine

Date: 04.17.2012

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Ikeda Library 4th Fl Reading Room

Claudia RankineWhether writing about intimacy or alienation, Claudia Rankine’s voice is one of unflinching and unrelenting candor, and her poetry is some of the most innovative and thoughtful to emerge in recent years. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and educated at Williams College and Columbia University, Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including the award-winning Nothing in Nature is Private. In The End of the Alphabet and Plot, she welds the cerebral and the spiritual, the sensual and the grotesque. Her latest book, Don't Let Me Be Lonely—a multi-genre project that blends poetry, essays, and image—is an experimental and deeply personal exploration of the condition of fragmented selfhood in contemporary America. She is also the founder of the OPEN LETTER PROJECT: Race and the Creative Imagination, and co-produces a video series, "The Situation," alongside John Lucas

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