The following is a piece I wrote for my Intro to Literary Studies course in Fall 2019 on the poet Claudia Rankine and her use of lyrical writing in Citizen: An American Lyric.

This essay was the winner of Northeastern University’s English Program’s Peter Burton Hanson Award for Scholarly Writing in March, 2020.

ENGL 1400 — Professor Patrick Mullen

Relatively new works of writing, whether they be poetry or prose, oftentimes do not align completely with what has been deemed standard. Recently published pieces may not always adhere to the precedents of a particular style or form of writing. Innovative…

Sarah Lamodi

English and Linguistics student @ Northeastern U. Passionate about activism, music, film, and language.

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