Claudia Rankine

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Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist, and playwright. Just Us: An American Conversation completes her groundbreaking trilogy, following Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Citizen, which was a New York Times _bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and other awards. Rankine is the author of The White Card_, a play; three previous books of poetry, Nothing in Nature Is Private, The End of the Alphabet, and Plot; and co-editor of the anthology The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind.