Faculty, Fellows and Visiting Artists


The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who publish and exhibit their work in national and international contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically engaged work.

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, and the plays, Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue, commissioned by the Foundry Theatre and Existing Conditions (co-authored with Casey Llewellyn).

Rankine is co-editor of American Women Poets in the Twenty-First Century series with Wesleyan University Press. Forthcoming in 2014 are Citizen with Graywolf Press and The Racialized Imaginary with Fence Books.

A recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowments for the Arts, she teaches at Pomona College.