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  • The End of the Alphabet


    A “harrowing and hallucinogenic” collection of poems from author of the New York Times–bestselling National Book Award-finalist Citizen: An American Lyric (Library Journal).Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem about rising racial tensions in America, Citizen: An American Lyric, won numerous prizes, including the The National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Her new collection of poems—intrepid, obsessive ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • American Poets in the 21st Century

    The Poetics of Social Engagement

    series American Poets in the 21st Century
    Understanding the current moment in poetry can be a difficult task, as the reader must sort among the avant-garde and mainstream, the traditional and the experimental. A welcome introduction to contemporary poetics, this collection represents one of the first attempts to chart the progress of a new generation of poets. Each chapter focuses on one poet, and includes a selection of poems, a brief ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • The White Card

    A Play

    A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of CitizenThe White Card stages a conversation that is both informed and derailed by the black/white American drama. The scenes in this one-act play, for all the characters’ disagreements, stalemates, and seeming impasses, explore what happens if one is willing to stay in the room when it is painful ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • American Women Poets in the 21st Century

    Where Lyric Meets Language

    Poetry in America is flourishing in this new millennium and asking serious questions of itself: Is writing marked by gender and if so, how? What does it mean to be experimental? How can lyric forms be authentic? This volume builds on the energetic tensions inherent in these questions, focusing on ten major American women poets whose collective work shows an incredible range of poetic practice.Each ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century

    Poetics Across North America

    series American Poets in the 21st Century
    Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century is an exciting sequel to its predecessors in the American Poets in the 21st Century series. Like the earlier anthologies, this volume includes generous selections of poetry by some of the best poets of our time as well as illuminating poetics statements and incisive essays on their work. This unique organization makes these books invaluable ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • 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 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. L... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Audiobook


    An American Lyric

    Narrated by Allyson Johnson ...


    1 hour 37 min

    Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Claudia Rankine: Poetry and Racism

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...


    5 min

    Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine says that the small moments that carve gaps of misunderstanding between Americans lead to big, national moments of misunderstanding, like events in Ferguson and New York. Rankine explores these disruptions and how they lead to conflict in her new book, Citizen. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Just Us

    An American Conversation

    **FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTIONClaudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it**As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Plot

    series Grove Press Poetry Series
    This poetry collection by the acclaimed author of Citizen presents an “inexhaustibly complex, varied, and . . . grimly inventive” meditation on maternity (Verse).In Claudia Rankine’s Plot, an expectant mother, Liv, and her husband, Erland, find themselves propelled into one of our most basic plots: boy loves girl, girl gets pregnant. Liv’s respect for life, however, makes her reluctant to bring a ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • What I Say

    Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America

    series Modern & Contemporary Poetics
    What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America is the second book in a landmark two-volume anthology that explodes narrow definitions of African American poetry by examining experimental poems often excluded from previous scholarship. The first volume, Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone, covers the period from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s. In What I Say, editors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and ... Read more

    $31.99 USD $28.79 USD

  • Collected Poems: 1950-2012

    by Adrienne Rich ...
    The collected works of Adrienne Rich, whose poetry is "distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity" (New York Times). A Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. She brought discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, ... Read more

    $39.99 USD $35.99 USD