New Letters
On The Air

Elizabeth Alexander

Poetry

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 |

See All audio

    Back to the Writing Well

    Our "Classics Series" continues as we go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...

    The Writing Well

    We continue our "Classics Series" by going to the writing well to fill our creative spirits with advice from several fiction writers, including Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jane Smiley, who revea...

Kansas City Literary Events

Coutley, Gaskin & Molberg

Friday, August 21, 2020
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Our Mission

New Letters, New Letters on the Air, and our affiliate publisher, BkMk Press, stand in solidarity with our black writers, readers, listeners, friends, and community. Read our full statement here.

Shop

Individual Issues of New Letters Magazine

To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169 or visit our online store here.