Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will present Transylvania University’s 2017 Kenan Lecture. Her five poetry collections include the award-winning “Citizen: An American Lyric,” which was the only poetry book to make the non-fiction category of the New York Times bestseller list.
At Transylvania she will discuss making the book and the question of the creative imagination and race. Rankine—who also is a playwright, essayist and editor of several anthologies—is the Aerol Arnold Chair at the University of Southern California, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. "Citizen" won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014.
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Transylvania’s William R. Kenan Jr. Lecture Series is funded by a grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.