Winner of the 2015 PEN Open Book Award, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric also won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. It was simultaneously a finalist in the criticism category as well, the first book in the history of the award to be a double nominee. Rankine is currently the Henry G. Lee Professor of Poetry at Pomona College. Her work has appeared in the Southern Review, AGNI,and the Kenyon Review.
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