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Elizabeth Alexander

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090227, 20070216, 20061011

The woman chosen to write a poem for the Inauguration of President Obama, Elizabeth Alexander talks about her most recent collection, American Sublime, and how she intertwines history with personal stories in her poetry.  This fourth collection of her work captures African-American voices and traditions from slavery to the present. She reads from this and Antebellum Dream Book.

| Subject Matter: African-American Voices, History, Personal Stories | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Poetry |

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