Rankine will also be a Writer in Residence at the College from January 27th through January 30th.
Claudia Rankine is this year's Sister Mariella Gable Visiting Writer. In addition, Claudia's has been nominated as a National Book Award finalist, and a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award in BOTH poetry and criticism. She will be giving a public reading on January 29th from her new book, Citizen: An American Lyric, the 2014 selection for the Sister Mariella Gable Book Series. She is also the author of Don't Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. In 2014, Rankine was awarded Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. Rankine co-edited the anthology American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry.
"Claudia Rankine has made of her savage and stern intelligence, her ruthlessness and her terror, great art." —Louise Glück