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Don't Let Me Be Lonely: Reading with Claudia Rankine

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely: Reading with Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine


As Percy Shelley once wrote, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Claudia Rankine, with her inimitable fusion of the autobiographical, lyrical, and visual, is a powerful, politically charged poet for our times. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely delves into twenty-first century America—from Iraq to prescription drugs to the crushing excess of our media-saturated existences—and delivers not only Rankine’s perceptive insights but her provocative indictment as well.


Recorded Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Harris Hall, Northwestern University.

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