Lenfest Center: Claudia Rankine with Sarah Cole

Event date: 
02/29/2024 - 6:30pm


On Thursday, February 29th at 6:30pm at Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts, Claudia Rankine returns to Columbia University School of the Arts for the first of a new series of events, “Speak Now,” to discuss recent work. The series is organized by Interim Dean and Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Sarah Cole.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.lenfest.arts.columbia.edu/spring-2024-events/speak-now-claudia-rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of five books of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric; three plays including HELP, which premiered in March 2020 (The Shed, NYC), and The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and was published by Graywolf Press in 2019; as well as numerous video collaborations. Her recent collection of essays, Just Us: An American Conversation, was published by Graywolf Press in 2020. She is also the co-editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, Rankine 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. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Claudia Rankine joined the NYU Creative Writing Program in Fall 2021. She lives in New York.

Event address: 
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
Just Us: An American Conversation By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450635
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021