Dont let me be lonely was published 14 years ago but still feels so timely its mainly about pharmaceuticals and life in the united states after 9 11 which sounds a bit random but it ends up exploring the intersection of the personal and political quite well. Dont let me be lonely an american lyric claudia rankine on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this powerful sequence of tv images and essay claudia rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century i forget things too it makes me sad or it makes me the saddest the sadness is not really about i george w or our american optimism the i . Claudia rankine is the author of citizen an american lyric and four previous books including dont let me be lonely an american lyricher work has appeared recently in the guardian the new york times book review the new york times magazine and the washington postshe is a chancellor of the academy of american poets the winner of the 2014 jackson poetry prize and a contributing editor . Dont let me be lonely an american lyric much of dont let me be lonely struggles with this problem which we might describe as the struggle to give meaning to broken lives or meaning to death in a context where historical hope seems pass and where its becoming pass is explicitly linked to its having ballooned into an empty . Selected bibliography citizen an american lyric graywolf press 2014 dont let me be lonely an american lyric graywolf press 2004 plot grove press 2001 the end of the alphabet grove press 1998 nothing in nature is private cleveland state university poetry center 1995
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