Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine


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Claudia Rankine is an American poet and playwright born in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and New York City. She has taught at Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Georgia, and in the writing program at the University of Houston. As of 2011, Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of Poetry at Pomona College.

Average rating: 4.27 · 27,142 ratings · 3,014 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Citizen: An American Lyric

4.29 avg rating — 19,880 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An ...

4.21 avg rating — 2,979 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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The End of the Alphabet

3.85 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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3.81 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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The Racial Imaginary: Write...

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American Women Poets in the...

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American Poets in the 21st ...

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4.12 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Die Deeper into Life

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3.94 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Nothing in Nature Is Privat...

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“because white men can't
police their imagination
black men are dying”
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

“The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.”
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

“Then the voice in your head silently tells you to take your foot off your throat because just getting along shouldn’t be an ambition.”
Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric

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