Claudia RankinePoetry, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20090213, 20081017
Jamaican-born poet Claudia Rankine’s work “goes directly to the objective of literary writing--to write a book that is deeply interesting despite the expectations that received forms give us,” according to interviewer and New Letters editor Robert Stewart. The two discuss her early collection Plot and her multi-genre book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely that combines prose and poetry with incongruous illustrations.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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