2011-2012 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

 

Elizabeth Alexander

When:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 08:00pm

Where:  Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room - 126 College Ave, New Brunswick NJ, US, 08901

Category:  2011-2012 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series


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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public

Biography
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher born in New York City and raised in Washington, DC. Alexander has degrees from Yale University and Boston University and completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. She composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Her latest publication, Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010 (2010) gathers twenty pages of new poetry, including her inaugural poem, along with generous selections from her previous work. Included are five other books of poems: The Venus Hottentot (1990), Body of Life (1996), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), American Sublime (2005), which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and was one of the American Library Association’s “Notable Books of the Year;” and her first young adult collection (co-authored with Marilyn Nelson), Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color (2008 Connecticut Book Award). Her two collections of essays are The Black Interior (2004) and Power and Possibility (2007), and her play, “Diva Studies,” was produced at the Yale School of Drama.
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