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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature


Claudia Rankine (Fall Writers Festival)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm


Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric, a book-length poem about race in "post-racial" America. In 2014, Citizen received the PEN Open Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, and it was nominated for the same award in the criticism category. That same year, Rankine received the Poets and Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, an award given annually to “an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition.” Her other works include Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, The End of the Alphabet, and Nothing in Nature is Private. She is a co-editor of and contributor to several anthologies. She has taught at Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College and the University of Georgia, and she is currently the Henry G. Lee Professor of Poetry at Pomona College.

Hollings Program Room, Thomas Cooper Library.

Free and open to the public.

See http://library.sc.edu/p/fallfestival