Beth Bockes

Beth Bockes recently completed a B.A. in English from Arizona State University, the culmination of her return to college after more than forty years. Having come of age in Chicago in the sixties, the person she is today, along with her worldview, was clearly shaped by the feminist, anti-war, and especially the civil rights movement of the times, which doubtless also seeded her deep interest in African American literature. Now, disheartening as it is to realize that the work is far from done, she is delighted to have a part in furthering the compelling and crucial conversations of race and recognition in 21st century America.

Beth’s article, “In the Hood: The Art of Ambiguity in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric,” appears in albeit 4.1: Black Lives Matter.