Claude Rancine b. 1956

Born in Queens, New York, Mr. Rancine earned his BA in Accounting from Hunter College and his PhD in Advance Poetry from Capella University. He is the author of five collections of poetry, all available as ebooks: Netizen: An Internet Critique, which received the 2013 Jersey City Book Critics Award in Prose; Smoke a Cigar While I Sing: A Music Business Critique; Plotz: A Crime Poetry Critique; More Precious Than You: A Memoir Critique; and Self Critique: A Self Critique, which received the Claude Rancine Poetry Prize.