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Citizen: An American Lyric

Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine This is awesome. Eye-opening. Multi-media engaged poetry. Pictures hammer home the injustice Rankine has to face every day, as a woman, as a black woman, as someone people don't expect her to be. She spends a lot of time on Serena Williams, tennis star, and I appreciate the way she inhabits the anger, explains it and stands up for Williams. The collection is leading me to explore the events and dates I did not recognize in the last section of her poems. This is Rankine with a social justice angle. There's still the sadness, the sighs, the inability to cope, but now it's placed in an immediate way onto the reader.

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