Art and the Making of “Citizen”: An Evening with Claudia Rankine

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Northeastern University Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
450 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Ave, Boston
MA 02115
Northeastern University Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
(617) 373-3202

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Join us for an evening with Claudia Rankine, MacArthur “Genius” and one of our finest living poets. She’ll discuss her poetry, as well as her provocative new “Racial Imaginary Institute.” Her poetry imagines what the psychic ramifications of state and public power are for those of us living today, exploring the loneliness that attends upon our post 9/11 politics of terror, surveillance, war and everyday racism. She has published several collections of poetry, including “Citizen: An American Lyric” (2014), the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the PEN Center USA Poetry Award, and the Forward poetry prize. Her other prominent works include, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric” (2004); and “Nothing in Nature is Private” (1994).

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, please plan to arrive early.

The Seminar on Research, Leadership and Innovation is presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and the University Scholars Program, in collaboration with the:

Northeastern Center for the Arts
Northeastern University Department of English
Northeastern’s Center for the Humanities
Civic Engagement Program
Ujima Global Leaders Program
John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
Honors Program
Northeastern Crossing