Claudia Rankine

May 16, 2017

In the Winter 2016 issue of The Paris Review, David L. Ulin interviews Claudia Rankine on many subjects, including her influences, her relationship with the audience and her prize-winning book, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014). The interview is now online.

Listen

February 6, 2017

Radio Open Source

Radio Open Source calls itself “an American conversation with global attitude.” In each weekly segment, host Christopher Lydon converses with his guest about ideas, politics and culture. Poets and poetry are a regular topic and recent shows have included Stephen Burt’s World of Poetry, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, For C.D. Wright, Poet of the Ozarks, Eileen Myles’s Moment and many more. Worthwhile and free.

good news

October 19, 2016

NEA Big Read

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read encourages and supports community reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read selection.

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the program has for the first time added poetry titles to its list of books: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1999-2002 by Joy Harjo, and Book of Hours by Kevin Young.

The NEA Big Read offers a variety of programming nationwide, from family events and book discussion groups to theatrical adaptations, movie screenings, and more. Watch for news of NEA Big Read poetry in your community!

published!

June 17, 2016

Adrienne Rich - Collected Poems 1950-2012W. W. Norton & Company has published a new collection of work by Adrienne Rich, The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, with an introduction by Claudia Rankine. Read Elizabeth Lund’s review in The Washington Post and find it at your local independent bookseller (such as Village Books, The Elliott Bay Book Company, King’s Books and Powell’s.)

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