Claudia Rankine

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Claudia Rankine (born in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican poet and experimental playwright. Her work deals with racism, discrimination, and social justice.[1]

She is the author of Just Us: An American Conversation, Citizen: An American Lyric, and Nothing in Nature is Private.[2]

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Rankine has won fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2013, she was elected as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2014 she received a Lannan Literary Award.[3]

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  1. "Claudia Rankine: "There is no justice, there's 'just us'"". The Aggie. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  2. Poets, Academy of American. "About Claudia Rankine | Academy of American Poets". poets.org. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  3. Foundation, Poetry (2020-11-13). "Claudia Rankine". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2020-11-14.