Claudia RankinePoetry, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20090213, 20081017
Jamaican-born poet Claudia Rankine’s work “goes directly to the objective of literary writing--to write a book that is deeply interesting despite the expectations that received forms give us,” according to interviewer and New Letters editor Robert Stewart. The two discuss her early collection Plot and her multi-genre book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely that combines prose and poetry with incongruous illustrations.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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