Poets at Barnard: Claudia Rankine and Robert Hass

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7PM
Held Lecture Hall (3rd Floor, Barnard Hall)

The 2014-15 Writers at Barnard series continues with two distinguished American poets, Claudia Rankine and Robert Hass.
 
Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric; Don't Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. In 2014, Rankine was awarded Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize, awarded to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. Rankine co-edited the anthology American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry. Rankine was born in Kingston, Jamaica and educated at Williams College and Columbia University. 
 
Robert Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems (Ecco Press, 2010); Time and Materials (2007), which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; Sun Under Wood: New Poems (Ecco Press, 1996), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Human Wishes (Ecco Press, 1989); Praise (Ecco Press, 1979), which won the William Carlos Williams Award; and Field Guide (Yale University Press, 1973). Hass received both an MA and PhD in English from Stanford University and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  Seating is limited.

Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:00 PM