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.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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