Reading from ‘Citizen – An American Lyric’
The American writer reads from the award-winning ‘Citizen – An American Lyric’, which through brief encounters and troubling retellings of recent news, puts the reader, on constant alert for any unconscious racism in oneself. Read more …
Claudia Rankine (b.1963) is a Jamaican-born American poet, essayist, playwright, and editor. She is the author of several collections of poetry including ‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ (2014) and ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric’ (2004). Rankine’s numerous awards and honors include the Jackson Poetry Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, the PEN Literary Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. In 2019, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Claudia Rankine was recorded reading at the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark in August 2019.
Camera: Klaus Elmer
Edited by Klaus Elmer
Produced by Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2020
Supported by Nordea-fonden
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