'Genius' Poet Claudia Rankine

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 Claudia Rankine is among this year’s 23 MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called “genius” grants.

Claudia Rankine, poetry professor at Yale University and author of Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014), talks about her MacArthur "genius" award for her poetry that engages with current racial issues and her plans for a Racial Imaginary Institute.

→ Brian moderates a panel discussion at NJPAC “The Work To Be Done: Poetry and Social Justice, a Conversation” with Claudia Rankine, Martín Espada, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Katha Pollitt on Friday, October 21st as part of the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark.  Ticket information here