Read more by and about Claudia Rankine

Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine was invited to Smith by the Poetry Center.

Claudia Rankine


The Smith College Poetry Center scheduled a talk and reading by poet Claudia Rankine on Tuesday, March 8. The reading was supported by the Department of Afro-American Studies.

For more information, read the press release posted on Smith College News Releases.

 Search by author for Rankine, Claudia in the Five College online catalog to find published collections of the poet's works.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Reviews & Online Texts

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Biography in Context
Includes book reviews and information about Rankine's edited books.

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for "Rankine AND poem" to find or link to texts. Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Site Access
Graywolf Press
Information and excerpts from Rankine's 2004 book of lyric essays, TV images, and poetry: 
Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric.
Recordings of Rankine [May 17, 2002]
WKCR-FM (New York) by Tom Kelly
Smith College Poetry Center


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