30 Nov 2016
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen (Graywolf Press, 2014), Don't Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf Press, 2004) and Nothing in Nature is Private (Cleveland Poetry Center, 1995), which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. She has edited numerous anthologies including American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century: Where Lyric Meets Language (Wesleyan University Press, 2002) and American Poets in the Twenty-First Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2007). Her plays include Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions, co-authored with Casey Llewellyn. She has also produced a number of videos in collaboration with John Lucas, including "Situation One." Rankine joined the English department at USC Dornsife in 2015, and was previously the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College. She served as a Center panelist in Pew Fellowships in 2012.