An Evening with Poet and Author Claudia Rankine

Thursday, February 4, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
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Join us for an evening with Claudia Rankine, nationally renowned poet and Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University. Rankine will be sharing from her work “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

In “Citizen: An American Lyric,” Rankine boldly recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. 

Claudia Rankine is the author of six collections of poetry, including “Citizen: An American Lyric,” three plays, and a contributor to numerous video collaborations. She is also the co-editor of several anthologies. In 2016, she 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.

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This program is presented by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series; UWF Office of Equity and Diversity; and the UWF Kugelman Honors Program. Funding for this event comes in part from the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

The virtual event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

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