Literature Program
 

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center & Hallwalls present

Claudia Rankine

BABEL

Kleinhans Music Hall

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the first book ever to be nominated in two categories; and Don't Let Me Be Lonely as well as the plays, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre; and Existing Conditions, co-authored with Casey Llewellyn. A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Rankine has edited numerous anthologies including American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century: Where Lyric Meets Language and American Poets in the Twenty-First Century: The New Poetics. Her plays include Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue and she has also produced a number of videos in collaboration with John Lucas, including "Situation One." A recipient of awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lannan Foundation, she is currently the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College.