Citizen: An American Lyric
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry ** Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *ONE OF THE... show more
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry ** Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed,
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
This has been on my to read wish list for a while. I was doing a volunteer shift at the library, shelf reading from the 800s to the end. I found this shoved in, almost hidden by other volumes. I rescued it and took it home. A slim volume of poetry that says a lot, sometimes saying it in too esote...
I'm cognizant of the fact that I don't read enough books by women of color and that I read very few works of poetry. I decided to kill two birds with one stone by reading Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric. (Also, it's National Poetry Month so it was a no-brainer.) This book is especially ...
I read this right after Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and both are important reads in my opinion. Both are a bit difficult to read at times, but they both speak their truths in punch you in the gut prose, which I appreciated. A must read because we have so much more to do.
This was a reader/book mismatch, and I try to avoid criticizing books simply for not being my thing. But I do want to provide the information that would have been helpful to me in deciding whether to read it.So, I’d heard that this is a brilliant new book about race in America, and only afterwards t...
This is awesome. Eye-opening. Multi-media engaged poetry. Pictures hammer home the injustice Rankine has to face every day, as a woman, as a black woman, as someone people don't expect her to be. She spends a lot of time on Serena Williams, tennis star, and I appreciate the way she inhabits the ange...
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