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Congratulations, Claudia Rankine!

Dear Friends,

We’d like to take a moment to congratulate poet, playwright and essayist Claudia Rankine, who was announced today as one of 23 recipients of the 2016 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grants. The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships. The Guardian reported that Rankine, “whose work has tackled the everyday racism faced by black Americans, plans to use the money to found a ‘Racial Imaginary Institute.'”

We at ArtsEmerson are honored to be working with Claudia Rankine on a stage adaptation of her groundbreaking book of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, scheduled to be included in the 2017/2018 season.

Congratulations on this much deserved and most prestigious honor!

Best regards,

The ArtsEmerson Leadership Team

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