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 www.caapp.pitt.edu.
Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.