Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, two plays, numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies.
For her book Citizen, Rankine won both the PEN Open Book Award and the PEN Literary Award, the NAACP Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories). Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the non-fiction category.
She lives in California and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.
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