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Praise Song for the Day

A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration
Elizabeth Alexander
On January 20, 2009, Elizabeth Alexander served as the fourth- ever inaugural poet and a central participant in one of the most closely watched inaugurations in American history. Selected by Barack Obama, Alexander composed and delivered her original poem “Praise Song for the Day” to an audience of millions, and now the poem can be read and savored for posterity. Printed on heavy, uncoated stock and bound with French flaps and a silver foil stamp, this collectible chapbook is a cherished reminder of this monumental presidential event.

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ISBN
978-1-55597-545-6
Format
Paperback
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Pages
28
Trim Size
4 5/8 x 6 1/2
Available in an elegant chapbook, Elizabeth Alexander’s historic poem, read at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama

 

About the Author

Elizabeth  Alexander
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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.

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