Platform for Poets: Reading by Claudia Rankine
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00pm
WCMA and the English Department turn Publication Studio over to prominent poets who will direct writing projects, make original publications, and share their work.
“Race in the Life of the Mind”
Project: For the past several years, Claudia Rankine '86 has curated a national conversation about what she calls the Racial Imaginary, opening a communal inquiry into the ways race is created and experienced. At WCMA, she'll curate a selection of artworks to prompt written and creative responses from students and visitors alike. See Claudia's selection of artworks in our newly installed Reading Room and contribute your own reflections.
Publication: Drawing from public and student contributions, Rankine will produce a multi-authored publication that surfaces traces of the Racial Imaginary.
Drinks and mingling at 6 pm
Reading at 7 pm
Rankine reads from her new work, Citizen: An American Lyric and shares a selection of public contributions. Space is limited to 80 people.