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Art in the Making of Citizen: An Evening with Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Recipient and author of Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric is a powerful and timely meditation on race, violence, and language in contemporary America. Rankine’s experimental blending of genres and registers mixes lyricism with social and literary criticism, visual composition, and other forms of expression. Her boundary-crossing books are expanding both the definition of and the audience for poetry. In 2016, Rankine received the MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” for her body of “critical texts that are proving to be essential for understanding American life while also enriching the craft of poetry with a new sense of agency and urgency.”

Presented by:

– Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

– University Scholars Program

– Ujima Global Leaders Program

– Northeastern University, Department of English

– Northeastern Humanities Center

– Northeastern Crossing

– Northeastern Center for the Arts

– John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute

– Honors Program

– Civic Engagement Program

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

West Village F, 20

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Free and Open to the Public

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The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and University Scholars Program

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