Claudia Rankine Virtual Keynote Address
NEA Big Read: Humboldt County
Saturday, November 7, 2020 (Online event, Details forthcoming)
Campus/Community Dialogue on Race
About Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, which was a National Book Award finalist and was recognized with the Forward Poetry Prize. Rankine is also known for her plays including The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and was published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. Her next publication, Just Us: An American Conversation, is a collection of essays forthcoming with Graywolf Press in 2020.
She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. 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. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.
Humboldt State University is located on the present and ancestral Homeland of the Wiyot Tribe. Donate to the Wiyot Tribe honor tax.