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Claudia Rankine

Recorded live at WKCR-FM (New York) by Tom Kelly on May 17, 2002

  1. Don't Let Me Be Lonely, part one (10:27): MP3
  2. Don't Let Me Be Lonely, part two (1:12): MP3
  3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely, part three (2:12): MP3
  4. Don't Let Me Be Lonely, part four (2:19): MP3


Segue Series Reading at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, January 22, 2005

Complete reading (31:13): MP3


Claudia Rankine in conversation with Major Jackson, April 7, 2006

  1. Introductions (4:31): MP3
  2. On the American lyric (2:14): MP3
  3. On epic today (2:25): MP3
  4. On the significance of lyric (2:49): MP3
  5. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and form (2:36): MP3
  6. On process (0:34): MP3
  7. On memory (1:47): MP3
  8. On politics (3:00): MP3
  9. On creating space (6:28): MP3
  10. On imagery in "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" (1:36): MP3
  11. On language (2:53): MP3
  12. On contemporary black writers (1:23): MP3
  13. On the academy (1:50): MP3
  14. On her students (0:31): MP3
  15. On bodies (3:30): MP3
Penn Lunchtime Conversations (1:31:24): MP3


Reading at the
Holloway Series at UC-Berkeley, October 12, 2006

  1. Introduction (6:06): MP3
  2. Black-Blanc-Beur (5:08): MP3
  3. Backed Up In The Soul (Taken From CNN) (4:20): MP3
  4. A Thing (4:19): MP3
  5. 2 (4:01): MP3
  6. From "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" (4:54): MP3
  7. From "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" (9:01): MP3
Complete Reading (39:02): MP3


Reading for Double Change, Paris, December 20, 2010

Audio available from Double Change archives.


Chicago Humanities Festival, Oct. 16, 2011

Complete Reading (51:18): MP3


Reading for the New Writing Series, UC San Diego, February 8, 2012

Complete Reading (1:08:55): MP3


Appearing on "Between the Covers," hosted by David Naimon, KBOO-FM, Portland, November 13, 2014

Complete Program (1:00:10): MP3



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