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Claudia Rankin

Yes, and the body has memory. The physical carriage hauls more than its weight. The body is the threshold across which each objectionable call passes into consciousness-all the unintimidated, unblinking, and unflappable resilience does not erase the moments lived through, even as we are eternally stupid or everlastingly optimistic, so ready to be inside, among, a part of the games. — Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric. (Graywolf Press; 1 edition, October 7, 2014) Originally published January 1st 2014.

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