Literary Arts Series

Authors visit Bergen Community College

Claudia Rankine


Claudia Rankine is the Literary Arts Series speaker. She will be speaking Thursday, March 29, 2018 in TEC 128. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric. She is Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University, MacArthur Genius grant winner in 2016, and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow. Born in Jamaica in 1963, Rankine earned her degree in English from Williams College. She has authored five poetry collections, plays, and edited numerous anthologies.


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Photo by Elizabeth Weinberg

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