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.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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