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The Racial Imaginary

The Racial Imaginary

Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind

  • Author: Claudia Rankine,Beth Loffreda,Max King Cap
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781934200797
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 285
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Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made.

The End of the Alphabet

The End of the Alphabet

  • Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802116345
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 100
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A Jamaican-born poet's collection of poetry about the people closest to her and about the United States, the country she now calls home

Letters to America

Letters to America

Contemporary American Poetry on Race

  • Author: Jim Daniels
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN: 9780814325421
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 230
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Letters to America features the work of poets who have had the courage to write about race with honesty and passion. Speakign from the experience of Black, Native American, Asian, Arabic, Indian, Hispanic, and white culture, their diverse voices unite in a dialogue of poems which acknowledge and celebrate our differences while exploring America’s shameful history of racial intolerance. The poets in this anthology include Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Bukowski, Joy Harjo, Langstong Hughes, Sharon Olds, James Wright, Etheridge Knight, Gary Soto, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Audre Lorde, David Ignatwo, and others.

Citizen

Citizen

An American Lyric

  • Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • ISBN: 1555973485
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 160
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* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.

The Poetry of the Americas

The Poetry of the Americas

From Good Neighbors to Countercultures

  • Author: Harris Feinsod
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190682000
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 416
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"This book narrates exchanges between English- and Spanish-language poets in the American hemisphere from the late 1930s through the rise of the 1960s. It doing so, it contributes to a crucial current of humanistic inquiry: the effort to write a cosmopolitan literary history adequate to the age of globalization. Building on correspondence and manuscripts from collections in Europe and the Americas, the book first traces the material contours of an evolving literary network that exceeds the conventional model of "the two Americas." These relations depend on changing contexts: an era of state-sponsored transnationalism, from the wartime intensification of Good Neighbor diplomacy, to the Cold War cultural policy programs of the Alliance for Progress in the 1960s; a prosperous market for translations of Latin American poetry in the US; and a growing alternative print sphere of bilingual vanguard journals such as El Corno Emplumado (Mexico City, 1962-1969). As the book articulates these histories of exchange, it also theorizes how poets employ the resources of language to transform popular images of the hemisphere from a locus of political conflict into a venue of supranational cultural citizenship. Feinsod describes how inter-Americanism was enacted through diplomatic structures of literary address, multilingual writing, and appeals to a shared indigenous heritage through the genre of the meditation on ruins. By tracing the coevolution of midcentury poetry with the geopolitics of the hemisphere, the book expands existing literary histories of the period through revelatory comparative readings supported by archival findings"--

Nothing in Nature is Private

Nothing in Nature is Private

  • Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Publisher: Cleveland St U Poetry Cntr
  • ISBN: 9781880834091
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 76
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Don't Let Me Be Lonely

Don't Let Me Be Lonely

An American Lyric

  • Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780141984179
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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"Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizenso distinctive- an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, photography and visual art, virtuosically deployed. Don't Let Me Be Lonelyis Rankine's meditation on the self bewildered by race riots, terrorism, medicated depression and television's ubiquitous influence. Written during George W. Bush's presidency in an America still reeling from the 9/11 attacks and charging headlong into war in Iraq, this is an early 21st-century work of great wit, intelligence and depth of feeling, with urgent lessons for the present."

The White Card

The White Card

A Play

  • Author: Claudia Rankine
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • ISBN: 155597886X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 96
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A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of Citizen The White Card stages a conversation that is both informed and derailed by the black/white American drama. The scenes in this one-act play, for all the characters’ disagreements, stalemates, and seeming impasses, explore what happens if one is willing to stay in the room when it is painful to bear the pressure to listen and the obligation to respond. —from the introduction by Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine’s first published play, The White Card, poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? Composed of two scenes, the play opens with a dinner party thrown by Virginia and Charles, an influential Manhattan couple, for the up-and-coming artist Charlotte. Their conversation about art and representations of race spirals toward the devastation of Virginia and Charles’s intentions. One year later, the second scene brings Charlotte and Charles into the artist’s studio, and their confrontation raises both the stakes and the questions of what—and who—is actually on display. Rankine’s The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself.

On the teaching of creative writing

On the teaching of creative writing

responses to a series of questions

  • Author: Wallace Earle Stegner
  • Publisher: Dartmouth College
  • ISBN: 9780874518436
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 72
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A concise, inspirational discourse by one of America's finest writers, on the difficulties, rewards, and importance of teaching creative writing.

Coachella

Coachella

  • Author: Sheila Ortiz Taylor
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826318435
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 187
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This desert mystery novel, set in Palm Springs in 1983, is from one of Chicana literature's finest writers.

Break Every Rule

Break Every Rule

Essays on Language, Longing, & Moments of Desire

  • Author: Carole Maso
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 191
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In this groundbreaking work of ecstatic criticism, Carole Maso shows why she has risen, over the past fifteen years, as one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament. Ever refusing to be marginalized or categorized by genre, Maso is an incisive, compassionate writer who deems herself daughter of William Carlos Williams, a pioneer in combining poetry and fiction with criticism, journalism, and the visual arts. She is daughter, too, of Allen Ginsberg, who also came from Paterson, New Jersey. Known for her audacity, whether exploring language and memory or the development of the artistic soul, Maso here gives us a form-challenging collection, intelligent, and persuasive.

The Belle Mar

The Belle Mar

Poems

  • Author: Katie Bickham
  • Publisher: Lsu Press
  • ISBN: 9780807160497
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 62
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Katie Bickham's poems, set on a Louisiana plantation from 1811 through 2005, speak through the imagined voices of slaves, masters, mistresses, servants, and children. Focused on events that take place in a single room within the plantation home, Belle Mar, she offers an unflinching portrayal of the atrocities that form an undeniable part of Louisiana's history. The fully rounded characters she evokes allow readers to contemplate the social forces that shaped a slave-holding society and perpetuated injustices long after abolition. Tell me, Mother, how to remember you, what name to call you and what to absolve. Tell me how to live on this land. How many times must I scour and sun the long line of our lives until the water runs clean. -from "Parlor 2012"

All American Boys

All American Boys

  • Author: Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481463330
  • Category: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Page: 316
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When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.

Truth to Power

Truth to Power

Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear

  • Author: Rita Dove,Joy Harjo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998622002
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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This Cutthroat anthology features poetry, fiction and nonfiction from one hundred sixteen U.S. writers responding to The Rhetoric of Hate and Fear. Contributors include Wendell Berry, Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, Martin Espada, Rick Bass, Marvin Bell, Patricia Smith, Linda Hogan, Garrett Hongo, Aliki Barnstone, Marilyn Kallet, Richard Jackson & others.

American Women Poets in the 21st Century

American Women Poets in the 21st Century

Where Lyric Meets Language

  • Author: Claudia Rankine,Juliana Spahr
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819574449
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 452
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Poetry in America is flourishing in this new millennium and asking serious questions of itself: Is writing marked by gender and if so, how? What does it mean to be experimental? How can lyric forms be authentic? This volume builds on the energetic tensions inherent in these questions, focusing on ten major American women poets whose collective work shows an incredible range of poetic practice. Each section of the book is devoted to a single poet and contains new poems; a brief "statement of poetics" by the poet herself in which she explores the forces — personal, aesthetic, political — informing her creative work; a critical essay on the poet's work; a biographical statement; and a bibliography listing works by and about the poet. Underscoring the dynamic give and take between poets and the culture at large, this anthology is indispensable for anyone interested in poetry, gender and the creative process. CONTRIBUTORS: Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lucie Brock Broido, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Susan Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Harryette Mullen.

Losing Matt Shepard

Losing Matt Shepard

Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder

  • Author: Beth Loffreda
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231118597
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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Explores why the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, set off a media frenzy and continues to haunt the nation, and examines how the politics of sexuality unfolded in the small town.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

  • Author: Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101010967
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story that women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Color of Sex

The Color of Sex

Whiteness, Heterosexuality, and the Fictions of White Supremacy

  • Author: Mason Stokes
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822326205
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 252
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DIVReads white supremacist narratives in the context of Black and white literature at the turn of the century, with special attention to the interconnections between race and sexuality./div

Wasp Queen

Wasp Queen

  • Author: Claudia Cortese
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781625579607
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 90
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Poetry. Women's Studies. "Claudia Cortese has given to Lucy what Anne Carson has given to Geryon: a life as desperate and fraught as our own, which is to say, a human rendition of the poetic potential. Here, memory is a potent point of inner excavation, where the threshold of danger and love are often one beam, a beam in which Cortese navigates with harrowingly deft eyes and ears, where Lucy, like so many of us citizens of earth and flesh, 'shines like a gun.' WASP QUEEN possesses something permanent and searing at its core: the will to live, even thrive, despite the shackles of childhood, despite even oneself. I finished this book only to read it all over again, finding and losing myself, gladly, at every turn." —Ocean Vuong

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts

  • Author: Aruna D'Souza
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781943263141
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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In 2017, the Whitney Biennial included a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of the lynched body of a young black child, Emmett Till. In 1979, anger brewed over a show at New York's Artists Space entitled The Nigger Drawings. In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Harlem on My Mind did not include a single work by a black artist. In all three cases, black artists and writers and their allies organized vigorous responses using the only forum available to them: public protest. Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts reflects on these three incidents in the long and troubled history of art and race in America. It lays bare how the art world--no less than the country at large--has persistently struggled with the politics of race, and the ways this struggle has influenced how museums, curators and artists wrestle with notions of free speech and the specter of censorship. Whitewalling takes a critical and intimate look at these three "acts" in the history of the American art scene and asks: when we speak of artistic freedom and the freedom of speech, who, exactly, is free to speak? Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, food and culture; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; how museums shape our views of each other and the world; and books. Her work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, as well as in publications including the Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus and Art Practical. D'Souza is the editor of the forthcoming Making it Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader.