Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is the author of five previous books of poetry including American Sublime, a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. She is also the author of a memoir, The Light of the World, and two books of essays, including The Black Interior. On January 20, 2009, she delivered her poem “Praise Song for the Day” at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has received the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry, the Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship, and the Jackson Poetry Prize. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the director of creativity and free expression at the Ford Foundation, and the Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

http://www.elizabethalexander.net
 

Crave Radiance

New and Selected Poems 1990-2010
Elizabeth Alexander

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2012

The first career retrospective by the award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander, including her poem delivered at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration

Canto de alabanza para el dia

Poema para la ceremonia inaugural del mandato de Barack Obama
Elizabeth Alexander, Translated by Rodrigo Rojas, in collaboration with Elizabeth Alexander

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2009

Available in an elegant chapbook, an English/Spanish bilingual edition of Elizabeth Alexander's moving poem, read at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20, 2009  

Praise Song for the Day

A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration
Elizabeth Alexander

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2009
Available in an elegant chapbook, Elizabeth Alexander’s historic poem, read at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama

 

American Sublime

Elizabeth Alexander

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2005

A brilliant new collection by Elizabeth Alexander, whose “poems bristle with the irresistible quality of a world seen fresh”—Rita Dove, The Washington Post

The Black Interior

Elizabeth Alexander

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2004

"Elizabeth Alexander is one of the brightest stars in our literary sky . . . a superb, invaluable commentator on the American scene."—Arnold Rampersad

The Venus Hottentot

Poems
Elizabeth Alexander

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2004

The brilliant and virtuosic debut collection by poet Elizabeth Alexander

Antebellum Dream Book

Poems
Elizabeth Alexander

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2001

Elizabeth Alexander's third collection, full of unsettling dreams, meditations on race and American culture, and a knockout finale on Ali
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