Today Academy of American Poets Chancellor Claudia Rankine’s new poetry collection, Citizen: An American Lyric was published by Graywolf Press. The book is a long-awaited follow up to her collection Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press, 2004). Citizen: An American Lyric is longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry, and Rankine was awarded this year's Jackson Poetry Prize, given by Poets & Writers.

Learn more about Claudia Rankine, read an excerpt from “Citizen, I,” and listen to her reading an excerpt of from “Citizen, VI.”

Rankine will read at The Chancellors Reading on October 16, 7:00 p.m., at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.