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Claudia Rankine with Saskia Hamilton, 6 May 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 6, 2015.

Claudia Rankine with Saskia Hamilton

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf, 2014) which continues Rankine’s unique genre and presents a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism on society. Another collection, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf, 2004), is a multi-genre experimental project, blending poetry, essays, and images, of which she writes, “Forgiveness, I finally decide, is not the death of amnesia, nor is it a form of madness as Derrida claims. For the one who forgives, it is simply a death, a dying down in the heart, the position of the already dead.” In praise, Jorie Graham wrote, “Rankine breaks out of virtual emotion, reawakens honesty, and exhibits such raw political courage and aesthetic bravery it sends tremors through the entire field of American poetry as she finds it.”

Her plays include Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, which was commissioned by the Foundry Theatre, and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn).

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The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, 11 February 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

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Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer, Conversation, 10 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.

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Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.

In this episode she is joined in conversation with John Stauffer. The companion reading may be found here.

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Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer, Reading, 10 April 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.

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Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.

In this episode she is introduced by John Stauffer and then read from her work. The companion Conversation may be found here.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to audio recordings of this event there.

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Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer, 10 April 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 10, 2013.

Isabel Wilkerson with John Stauffer

Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of the Great Migration, chronicling the journey of over six million black Americans from the South who migrated north and west between World War I and the 1970s. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, she devoted 15 years to the research and writing of the book, interviewing more than 1,200 people along the way. Wilkerson is a former national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times.

[The audio and video media from this event are no longer available.]

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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