April 15: Reid Writers of Color Reading Series featuring Claudia Rankine

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On Friday April 15, Claudia Rankine will read from her award-winning book, Citizen: An American Lyric, at the 2016 Reid Family Writers of Color Reading Series.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyricand Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies includingThe Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For Citizen, Rankine won the Forward Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was also nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award’s history to be a double nominee), the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award. A finalist for the National Book Award, Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She lives in California and is the Aerol Arnold Chair in the University of Southern California English Department.

April 15, 2016 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Fordham Law School

Reading with winner of Reid Family Prize, official launch of CURA Magazine Spring issue dedicated to Black Lives Matter. Q & A and book-signing. (Open to the Public)

BATEMAN ROOM, FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL, 2ND FLOOR
150 W. 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY