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Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

Henry G. Lee Professor of English

Education: B.A., Williams College; M.F.A., Columbia University

Expertise: Creative Writing; Poetry

With Pomona Since: 2006

Office: Crookshank Hall 208

Campus Phone: (909) 607-2209

Email: Claudia Rankine

Recent Courses

  • ENGL183B PO Adv Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL064B PO Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL086 PO Poetry Movements since the 1950s
  • ENGL088 PO Poets in the 21st Century
  • ENGL098 PO Summer Reading & Research
  • ENGL198 PO Summer Reading & Research

Selected Publications

  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf Press, 2004)
  • The End of the Alphabet (Grove/Atlantic, 1998)
  • Nothing in Nature is Private (Cleveland State University Press, 1994)
  • Co-Edited with L. Sewell, American Poets in the Twenty-First Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2006)
  • Co-Edited with J. Spahr, American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century (Wesleyan University Press, 2002)
  • “Intermission in Four Acts,” in Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to Present (D. Lehman, ed., Scribner Poetry, 2003)
  • “A short narrative of breasts and womb in service of PLOT,” in The Best American Poetry 2001 (R. Hass and D. Lehman, eds., Scribner Poetry, 2001)

Selected Performances

Creator, Provence of Beauty, a performance piece (part tour, part narrative) that takes place on a charter bus winding through the South Bronx and reviewed by National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” on Sept. 9, 2009

Selected Awards and Honors

  • American Academy of Poets, Fellowship, 2005
  • Lannan Foundation, Residency, 2001
  • Richard Hugo Poet of the Year, 1998
  • The MacDowell Colony, Fellowship, 1995 and 2001
  • The Kenyon Review, Award for Literary Excellence in an Emerging Writer, 1993
  • Cleveland State University Book Prize, 1993