Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine. Photograph by John Lucas.

Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf, 2004), and the plays, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn). She is co-editor of the American Poets in the Twenty-First Century series published by Wesleyan University Press; as well as founder of the OPEN LETTER PROJECT: Race and the Creative Imagination. She has also produced The Situation videos in collaboration with John Lucas. A recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poetry and the National Endowments for the Arts, she teaches at Pomona College.


Photograph by John Lucas.

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