Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine

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"She creates an intimate space in which these bodies can connect," says Claudia Rankine, describing the poems in Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Knopf, 2015) by Robin Coste Lewis. Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award in poetry for her debut collection and is one of the debut poets featured in "Fractures Through Time" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Robin Coste Lewis

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"In my own mind I have fashioned countless statues of writers who have honored me with their attention." Robin Coste Lewis, who won the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry for her debut collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (Knopf, 2015), thanks her literary mentors, tells a story from the Mahabhrata, and reads a poem by Pablo Neruda.

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