Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Saturday, December 8, 2001
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 4:00pm

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of three volumes of poetry, PLOT (Grove Press, 2001), The End of the Alphabet (Grove Press, 1998), and Nothing in Nature is Private (Cleveland State University Poetry Press, 1994). Her work has been published in numerous journals including Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The Poetry Project NewsLetter, The Southern Review and Verse. Her poetry is also included in several poetry anothologies, including Best American Poetry. She teaches at Barnard College and is the director of Women Poets at Barnard.

Dean Young


Dean Young has pucblished four books of poems: Design with X, Beloved Infidel, Strike Anywhere, which won the first Colorado Poetry Prize, and First Course in Turbulence. A new book of poems, Skid, will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Spring 2002. He has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a Stegner fellowship from Stanford, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. For the next few years, he will teach spring semesters at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He lives with his wife, fiction writer Cornelia Nixon, and his cat Keats.