Claudia Rankine, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, New York, New York, September 7, 2016

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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