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A Conversation with 'Genius' Poet Claudia Rankine

'Claudia Rankine, poetry professor at Yale University and author of Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2014), talks about her MacArthur "genius" award for her poetry that engages with current racial issues and her plans for a Racial Imaginary Institute.' -- +WNYC
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Poet Claudia Rankine says of her MacArthur, 'the prize is being given to the subject' of race in America

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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 s...

Claudia Rankine Discusses Plan to Donate MacArthur Stipend to Racial Imaginary Institute

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Inspiring everyone everywhere, Claudia Rankine explains her plan “to donate her $625,000 stipend from her MacArthur genius grant to found the Racial Imaginary Institute.” What is–or will be–the Racial Imaginary Institute, you ask? S...

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