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ex lecture notes —
on troubled (and troubling) knowing —
Claudia Rankine, “The Racial Imaginary and American Poetry” (February 15, 2018) *

to lay bare the questions hidden by the answers

from her Citizen : An American Lyric (2014) : 115
channeling James Baldwin, in “The Creative Process” (1962) —

“The artist cannot and must not take anything for granted, but must drive to the heart of every answer and expose the question the answer hides.”

20 February 2018

answers; ellipses; holes; questions; rounds; scribble; whiteness
James Baldwin; Claudia Rankine