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Claudia Rankine & Elizabeth McCracken
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:30 PM

All readings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public.

Claudia Rankine by John Lucas
Photo by by John Lucas

Claudia Rankine was born in Jamaica in 1963. She earned her B.A. in English from Williams College and her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University. She is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf 2004); PLOT (2001); The End of the Alphabet (1998); and Nothing in Nature is Private (1995), which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize. She is co-editor of American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century (Wesleyan University Press). 

Elizabeth McCracken by Keller&Keller
Photo by Keller&Keller

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry (stories), The Giant's House and Niagara Falls All Over Again (novels), and An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination (memoir).  She was won awards and grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Academy of Arts and Letters, The Radcliffe Institute, The American Academy in Berlin, and PEN New England. 

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