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Meet Poet Claudia Rankine

January 23 @ 7:00 pm

Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric and four previous books, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. A provocative meditation on race, Citizen recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. The book was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and has won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, L.A. Times Book Prize and PEN Open Book Award.

Rankine is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the winner of the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize, and a contributing editor of Poets & Writers. She is also the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

Rankine will be joined at this event by Ohio Poet Laureate, Dave Lucas. Born and raised in Cleveland, Lucas earned his B.A. (English) at John Carroll University, M.F.A. (Creative Writing) at the University of Virginia, and M.A. and Ph.D. (English Language and Literature) at the University of Michigan. His first book of poems, Weather, received the 2012 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. He has been awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and a 2016 Cleveland Arts Prize.

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.

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Details

Date:
January 23
Time:
7:00 pm
Website:
https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/920062

Organizer

Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Phone:
216-561-5005
Website:
https://arts-inspiredlearning.org

Venue

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma Branch
2121 Snow Rd.
Parma, OH 44134-2728 United States
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Phone:
216-661-4240
Website:
https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Branches/Parma-Snow.aspx