Friday, March 23, 2018  |  6p  |  Bamboo Courtyard & Art Auditorium

An Evening with Claudia Rankine
6pm – Reception
7pm – Public Lecture
Book signing to follow

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and 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 including The 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 are the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize; and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Rankine is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.

FREE and open to the public. For more information, please view our flyer or contact us via email.

The UH Bookstore will have books available for purchase at the signing.

This event is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun for Distinguished Chair Endowment in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator.