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Poet Claudia Rankine says of her MacArthur, 'the prize is being given to the subject' of race in America

Poet Claudia Rankine was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship grant for her work that engages with contemporary American culture, particularly issues of race. Her most recent book, 2014’s  “Citizen,” racked up stacks of awards for its searing take on the personal and political, including the death...
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