Classes + Workshops

Claudia Rankine :: Writers Workshop

March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20
7pm / KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map

She is like a painter abandoning representation in order to focus on canvas, color and light. —The New York Times

Co-Presented with Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
Award-winning poet, essayist, playwright and author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine leads an interactive writers workshop open to all. Rankine—the recipient of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry—effortlessly zigs and zags between compositional poems, visuals and essays. She notes “I don’t feel any commitment to any external idea of the truth. I feel like the making of the thing is the truth, will make its own truth.” Among her many awards Rankine is also the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

Presented in partnership with The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information visit



Currently there is no space available for this workshop. A waiting list will be available at-the-door.