Reader's Guide and Lesson Plans for Citizen: An American Lyric

You can download a copy of the Reader's Guide here.

Teachers and Writers featured a lesson plan that can be used for middle and high school students. Click here


Interviews and Reviews

A recent New York Times Magazine article: "Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?"

"Situation" videos the poet created with her partner, John Lucas, a filmmaker:
https://vimeo.com/channels/situations/videos

PBS Newshour interviewed Claudia back in 2014. You can see the full interview here.

Another PBS Newshour piece:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/using-poetry-uncover-moments-lead-racism/

A review of Citizen in The New Yorker:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/27/color-codes

Triquarterly interview:
http://www.triquarterly.org/issues/issue-150/interview-claudia-rankine

The Believer interview:
https://logger.believermag.com/post/2014/12/10/i-am-invested-in-keeping-present-the-forgotten?rq=rankine

Commonplace Podcast: Conversations with Poets:
https://www.commonpodcast.com/home/2016/7/15/episode-4-claudia-rankine

An interview in Guernica:
https://www.guernicamag.com/blackness-as-the-second-person/

Claudia Rankine's website:
http://claudiarankine.com/