Inprint Claudia Rankine Reading

2018/2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint presents a special evening
with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award
winner Claudia Rankine as part of the 2018-2019 Inprint
Margarett Root Brown Reading Series
. As part of
the program, Rankine will read from selected works and The Ensemble Theatre actors will give a staged reading from
Rankine’s new play The White Card. After
the presentation, Rankine will join Houston-based artist, MacArthur Fellow, and
Project Row Houses founder Rick Lowe
for an on-stage conversation. A book
sale and signing,
at which audience members can meet the author, will follow.

CLAUDIA RANKINE’S “voice shimmers with
wisdom and fury,” says The Telegraph. Her
groundbreaking book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric won
the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry (the first book to also
be nominated in the NBCCA’s Criticism category), the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award,
the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the NAACP Image Award, and several others. It
was named one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and
elsewhere, and is the only poetry book to be a New York
 bestseller in the nonfiction category. The Washington Post writes “part protest lyric,
part art book, Citizen is a dazzling
expression of the painful double consciousness of black life in
America.” Salon praises it as “moving, stunning, and formally
innovative—in short, a masterwork.”

Rankine is
also the author of four other poetry collections, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, and
three plays, including most recently The White Card,
which raises questions about whether American society can prosper if whiteness
remains invisible. She is also editor of several anthologies, including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. Among
her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the
Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a MacArthur “genius”

Jan 14, 2019
Tickets $5 general admission
7:30 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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