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Lauren Berlant Interviews Claudia Rankine in New Issue of BOMB

In the fall issue of BOMB, Lauren Berlant interviews Claudia Rankine, whose new book Citizen: An American Lyric, is just out from Graywolf (and nominated for a National Book Award, and reading tonight at the Poetry Foundation!). “We are both interested in how writing can allow us to amplify overwhelming scenes of ordinary violence while [...]
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