Sunday, October 4, 2020

Essential election reading

At B&N Reads, Sallye Leventhal and Kat Sarfas curated a reading list for everything you need to know for the upcoming 2020 election. One title on the list:
Just Us: An American Conversation
Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine’s Just Us: An American Conversation is an incredibly accessible work. It combines her poetry and essays that lend perfectly to a dialogue while reading the book—and again, after reading the book. Through photographs, illustrations and side-by-side page notes, we can consider the weight of the subject matter. The intimacy and personal recollections of Rankine’s writing will open your eyes to the world around you. It’s a deft gesture that only a poet and scholar of Rankine’s ability could pull off.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue