photo of Claudia RankineClaudia Rankine, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, New York, New York, September 7, 2016

The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair Endowment in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce two special events with Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair CLAUDIA RANKINE.

1) An Evening With Claudia Rankine (to RSVP)
Friday, March 23 / Art Auditorium
6:00: Reception
7:00: Talk, followed by book signing
*The UH Bookstore will have books available for purchase at the signing.

2) Master Class with Claudia Rankine
Thursday, March 22 / 2:00-3:00 pm
This event has limited seating. Please REGISTER

CLAUDIA RANKINE is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For Citizen, Rankine won the Forward Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was also nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award’s history to be a double nominee), the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award. A finalist for the National Book Award, Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category.

Among her numerous awards and honors are the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize; and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Rankine is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry.