Claudia Rankine: ‘Silence, segregation and inaction is no longer possible’ I FT

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    In an interview at the FT Weekend Festival 2020, the award-winning US poet discusses her new book, Just Us, which addresses whiteness, white privilege and normalising uncomfortable conversations. Watch more at See if you get the FT for free as a student ( or start a £1 trial: ► Check out our Community tab for more stories or to suggest videos. ► Listen to our podcasts: ► Follow us on Instagram:

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    In This Story: Claudia Rankine

    Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist, playwright.

    Her book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, won a host of prestigious awards and is the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category.

    Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Rankine teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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