Poet Claudia Rankine

Poet Claudia Rankine

Ricardo DeAratanha/PEN America

  

  • In February, we spoke to poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including National Book Award finalist “Citizen: An American Lyric.” Rankine was awarded the MacArthur “genius” grant in 2016 and founded the Racial Imaginary Institute to explore whiteness in American culture. We listen back to that interview today.

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