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As Percy Shelley once wrote, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Claudia Rankine, with her inimitable fusion of the autobiographical, lyrical, and visual, is a powerful, politically charged poet for our times. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely delves into 21st-century America—from Iraq to prescription drugs to the crushing excess of our media-saturated existences—and delivers not only Rankine’s perceptive insights but her provocative indictment as well.
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This program is presented in partnership with the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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