Citizen: An American Lyric

book coverCitizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Heritage Room conference room, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
 
Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine's collection of essays, poetry, and images exposes the racial tensions in 21st-century life, highlighting the slights, slips of the tongue, and intentional offensives that pervade the home, school, and popular media. Citizen was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and is the only poetry book to be on the New York Times bestseller list in the nonfiction category.