Poet Claudia Rankine, contributor to Josephine Baker project, awarded MacArthur “genius” grant

Poet Claudia Rankine, who wrote the spoken texts featured in Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait, has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called “genius” grant. 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...

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