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Claudia Rankine

On Racism, Poetry, Grieving as a Nation…and Much More

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On Racism
A Process Not a Prescription: Make You Your Project
Do not forget
How do we grieve nationally?
Having Better Conversations…Being seen: “Literally Listening is Seeing”
Conversation is a Negotiation: Don’t Abdicate Your Role in Conversation
On Social Media…Curating our Lives
Fear of Saying or Doing the Wrong thing: Non-spaces to create conversation outside the normal course of our lives
On Poetry and Ethics: Encountering each other
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Claudia Rankine is the author of six collections of poetry, including Just Us: An American Conversation,  Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; three plays including HELP, which premiered in March of 2020 at The Shed, NYC,  The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and was published by Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. She is also the co-editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind (FENCE, 2015). In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. Rankine teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Welcome to my conversation with Professor Rankine.

[Biography source: http://claudiarankine.com/about/]