february, 2019

7feb6:00 pmClaudia Rankine: President's Reading Series


Event Details

This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For her book  Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories); and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among Rankine’s numerous awards and honors are a Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Poetry, the Poets & Writers Jackson Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Endowment of the Arts, and United States Artists. She lives in California and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm


Mudd Hall Auditorium

Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 21218