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In House A, Jennifer S. Cheng Meditates on the Concept of Home October 20, 2016: Poet Jennifer S. Cheng spent her early years in between the United States and Asia. Her mother is from Taiwan and her father grew up in Hong Kong. Her new book, House A, selected by Claudia Rankine [...] by

Claudia Rankine Discusses Plan to Donate MacArthur Stipend to Racial Imaginary Institute October 19, 2016: Inspiring everyone everywhere, Claudia Rankine explains her plan “to donate her $625,000 stipend from her MacArthur genius grant to found the Racial Imaginary Institute.” What is–or [...] by

Claudia Rankine Talks Charlotte at BuzzFeed: ‘We should call it the injustice system’ September 27, 2016: After receiving the MacArthur Fellowship last week, Claudia Rankine spoke with BuzzFeed’s Temerra Griffin about the shooting by police of Keith Lamont Scott, the protests in Charlotte, and [...] by

Rankine, Nelson Awarded 2016 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grants! September 22, 2016: This year’s honorees in literature include Claudia Rankine, the author of the critically-acclaimed 2014 collection Citizen, and Maggie Nelson, author of Women, the New York School, and Other [...] by

University of Arizona Poetry Center Publishes Citizen Teaching Guide September 16, 2016: Suzi F. Garcia’s essay about teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen to non-poetry students highlights the need for complex discussion about race in academia, as well as students’s and [...] by

Claudia Rankine Notes the Influence of Poets on Teju Cole in His New Book of Essays August 10, 2016: Claudia Rankine reviews Teju Coles’s new book of essays, Known and Strange Things (Random House), for the New York Times. “Cole shares [Harold] Bloom’s interest in the fraught and [...] by

National Endowment for the Arts Adds Great Reads to The Big Read July 14, 2016: The NEA has announced 13 additions to its literacy initiative The Big Read. The works chosen will hopefully speak to readers the initiative hasn’t already found, and broaden the perspective of [...] by

Claudia Rankine Discusses Sterling, Castile, Race & Violence on NPR’s Morning Edition July 12, 2016: Following Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s deaths this past week, poet Claudia Rankine joins Morning Edition host Lynn Neary for a frank conversation about race in America. LYNN NEARY, [...] by

On Poetry & Social Change: Claudia Rankine Discusses Adrienne Rich at New Yorker May 13, 2016: In the most recent New Yorker, Claudia Rankine discusses Adrienne Rich’s impact on her poetry, and explores Rich’s lifelong engagement with literature and social justice movements. More: [...] by

Aborted Nurses: A Geopoetics, for Mother’s Day (and the formula babies) May 10, 2016: There are two human figures amidst the mayhem in Cathy Wilkes’s I Give You All My Money, a centrifugal 2008 installation reconstructed for various locations over time, which I lived with, or rather [...] by