Citizen: An American Lyric

In Citizen: An American Lyric Academy Chancellor Claudia Rankine combines poetry, prose, and images to recount and examine racial transgressions small and large in the classroom, at the store, on the tennis court with Serena Williams, online, on the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, and in the news—and examines the effects of these transgressions on the individual, the black community, and society as a whole. Citizen was a 2014 National Book Award finalist in poetry and a finalist for National Book Critics Circle Awards in both poetry and criticism in 2015.


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Citizen: An American Lyric