Claudia Rankine/The 56th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program
March 13: The Greater Hartford Classical Magnet School, 12:30 pm
March 13: Konover Auditorium, The Dodd Center 7:00 pm
This program is co-sponsored by UConn’s English Department and the Creative Writing Program both housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
Claudia Rankine, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of five collections of poetry including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and the bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric, which uses poetry, essay, cultural criticism, and visual images to explore what it means to be an American citizen in a “post-racial” society. A defining text for our time, Citizen was the winner of the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Collection, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for poetry. She teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.