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.

Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including "Citizen: An American Lyric" and "Don’t Let Me Be Lonely"; two plays including "The White Card," which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson and American Repertory Theater) and will be published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and "Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue"; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the editor of several anthologies including "The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind." In 2016, she cofounded The Racial Imaginary Institute. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobb
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Citizen: An American Lyric

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Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An ...

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The End of the Alphabet

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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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