Claudia Rankine: How Art Teaches a Poet to See

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine discusses her lauded book Citizen: An American Lyric, an archival and curatorial project that makes present race in American life and fixes our gaze on the network of concrete and abstract forces threatening black bodies. Presenting the visual art employed throughout Citizen as “text” in and of itself, as well as the book’s accompanying video project, Rankine will discuss how her use of mixed media has enriched her poetry on these pressing issues—and catalyzed deeper dialogue across the nation.

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