Week 4: Rankine & AWP

I saw an update to AWP and noticed the keynote speaker! https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/featured_presenters

I’d also like to insert the description of Rankine’s work they provided in the bio section:


Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (2004). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award in the poetry category for Citizen, the first book to ever be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories. Citizen also was a finalist for the National Book Award, was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and is the only poetry collection named a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category.


There are numerous things we could discuss. First, they indicate poetry, but discuss the works in terms of “book” yet is in both a poetry and criticism category. Oh, and nonfiction — that is probably the most interesting categorization to discuss.

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