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ICA Talk: Claudia Rankine

Wednesday, Oct 23

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Claudia Rankine—poet, author, educator and co-founder of the Racial Imaginary Institute (a project featured in Great Force)—will speak about her work on constructions of whiteness.

7:00 pm Talk | 8:00 pm Q+A

Distribution of free tickets will begin at 5:00 pm in person at the ICA. Tickets are first come first served; no will call. Limit 2 tickets per person; party must be complete to be seated. Queuing at the auditorium begins at 6 pm; seating begins at 6:30 pm.

About Claudia Rankine
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 The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) was published with Graywolf Press in 2019, and Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; as well as numerous video collaborations. Her next publication, Just Us, is a collection of essays forthcoming with Graywolf Press in 2020. She is also the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the 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. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.