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Author: RANKINE, CLAUDIA
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Rankine, Claudia    Poet's Biography
32 poems available by this author


A FATHER TELLS HIS SON    Poem Text    
First Line: A father tells his son the thing he regrets most about his life is the amount of time he has spent w
Subject(s): Worry; Conduct Of Life; Anxiety


AFTER DAVID HAMMONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the darkened moment a body gifted with the blue light of a flashligh


CAST AWAY MOAN (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: She inventories her interior and despite the striking good looks
Subject(s): Despair; Self


CAST AWAY MOAN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Plumage of bird
Subject(s): Despair; Self


CAST AWAY MOAN (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Every towel. Every glass of ice water. Seduced
Subject(s): Despair; Self


DIRTIED UP, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Suspecting only illusion (some vindicative act of mind
Subject(s): Despair; Self


DON'T LET ME BE LONELY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a time I could say no one I knew well had died
Subject(s): Children; Loneliness; Childhood


DON'T LET ME BE LONELY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: On the bus two women argue about whether rudy giuliani
Subject(s): Giuliani, Rudy; Imagination; Fancy


ELSEWHERE, THINGS TEND (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: As each syllable leaves these lips as touch, feel how onerous
Subject(s): Despair; Self


ELSEWHERE, THINGS TEND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: This then is --
Subject(s): Despair; Self


EXTENT AND ROOT OF (1). ELSEWHERE, THINGS TEND    Poem Text    
First Line: As each syllable leaves these lips as touch, feel how onerous
Subject(s): Despair; Language; Self; Words; Vocabulary


EXTENT AND ROOT OF (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Angled between sperm and please, tugging at her hem
Subject(s): Despair; Self


HUNGER TO THE TABLE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: A turned ankle is its own consequence. She hops about
Last Line: Respond like any woman collecting rainwater to stay alive
Subject(s): Accidents


HUNGER TO THE TABLE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Nearer the open hydrants of summer to arrive flung, sung, sweat stains tossed aside: all effort
Last Line: Legs around: closure rewarding and sustained and thigh-high
Subject(s): Past; Baths & Bathing


HUNGER TO THE TABLE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't ask to be told x to y in time of eternity
Last Line: Is the voice nice. Just as the lips open the eyes
Subject(s): Despair


IN THIS SENSE, BEYOND    Poem Text    
First Line: I apologize, but I do not apologize
Last Line: But if grief needs to be it is in the end, anyway
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


OVERVIEW IS A PLACE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Difficult to pinpoint
Last Line: Bullet templed, rip the mind out. Go ahead
Subject(s): Despair; Self


OVERVIEW IS A PLACE (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dawn will clear through the night rains so hard. Rain
Last Line: Thought-damaged throat
Subject(s): Despair; Self


OVERVIEW IS A PLACE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Remember a future
Last Line: Sense, jane, disabled
Subject(s): Despair; Self


OVERVIEW IS A PLACE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Assurance collapses naturally
Last Line: Yourself. All I want
Subject(s): Despair; Self


RESIDUAL IN THE HOUR (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: When she arrived
Last Line: I was alive. Did I say this? I asked. I stood up. The rain.
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Like; Sickness


RESIDUAL IN THE HOUR (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: One day it is happy birthday or I love you or how did you know?
Last Line: Lying on the ground too ironic to call for help
Subject(s): Despair; Self


TESTIMONIAL (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: As if I craved error, as if love were ahistorical
Subject(s): Despair; Self


TESTIMONIAL (2). ATLANTIC SHORES    Poem Text    
First Line: In this bed, a man on his back, his eyes
Subject(s): Despair; Self


TESTIMONIAL (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Gnaw. Zigzag. The end of the alphabet buckling floors
Subject(s): Despair; Self


TESTIMONIAL (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lower the lids and the mind swims out into
Subject(s): Despair; Self


THE QUOTIDIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: What we live
Last Line: Here in the skin of . . . Otherwise) shoveling / out, dryly
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Self


THE ROOM IS A FOUNTAIN IN EXPERIENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though a previousness, cushioned by dark, aggregates the room
Subject(s): Self


THERE'S A BUTTON ON THE REMOTE CONTROL CALLED FAV    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Television; Aging; Transience; Tv; Impermanence


TOWARD BIOGRAPHY, SELECTION    Poem Text    
First Line: As if anguishing should be excrement
Last Line: As if anguishing
Subject(s): Despair


TWO SONNETS: 1. NAY    Poem Text    
First Line: With such strong arms I shut my love about
Last Line: What fool would hope for firm possession then?
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Death


WE HEARD HEALTH CARE        Recitation by Author
First Line: We heard health care and we thought public option
Subject(s): Health Care & Insurance; United States - Politics & Government; Social Classes; Racism; Caste; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry