The Lowell Humanities Series presents award-winning poet Claudia Rankine who will give a reading from her poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric, followed by an audience Q&A, at a webinar on Mar. 2 at 7.p.m. Citizen: An American Lyric recounts “mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media,” according to her website. “In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen interrogates the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named ‘post-race’ society.” The author of six collections of poetry, Rankine is Yale University’s Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She also is a playwright and co-editor of several anthologies. 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. Her appearance is co-sponsored by the American Studies Program; the African and African Diaspora Studies Program; the English, History, Sociology departments; and the PULSE Program, with the support of an Institute for the Liberal Arts Major Grant Award. Details and registration here.
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