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Crave radiance : new and selected poems, 1990-2010

Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over twenty years, Elizabeth Alexander has become one of America's most exciting and important poets. This first career retrospective gathers generous selections from Alexander's previous work, along with twenty pages of new poetry, including her poem "Praise Song for the Day," delivered at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. The result is the definitive volume to date by this quintessential American poet.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander
ISBN: 9781555975685 1555975682 9781555976309 1555976301
OCLC Number: 665070316
Description: 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From The Venus Hottentot (1990). The Venus Hottentot --
West Indian primer --
Ladders --
Zodiac --
The dirt-eaters --
House party sonnet: '66 --
Nineteen --
Omni-Albert Murray --
Robeson at Rutgers --
Van Der Zee --
Bearden --
Deadwood Dick --
Painting --
Monet at Giverny --
Farewell to you --
Penmanship --
Letter: Blues --
Boston year --
A poem for Nelson Mandela --
Today's news. From Body of Life (1996). Stravinsky in L.A. --
The Josephine Baker Museum --
Yolande speaks --
Fugue --
The Texas prophet --
Talk radio, D.C. --
Passage --
Summertime --
Washington étude --
Apollo --
What I'm telling you --
Butter --
Compass --
Frank Willis --
Family Stone --
Six yellow stanzas --
Blues --
Affirmative action blues --
Haircut --
Judge gets grandma to whip offender --
For Miriam --
L.A. by night --
Harlem birthday party --
Body of life --
Blues --
At the beach --
Cleaning out your apartment --
Tending --
Leaving --
After. From Antebellum Dream Book (2001). Fugue --
Elegy --
Overture: watermelon city --
Early cinema --
Visitor --
Geraniums --
Islands number four --
Nat Turner dreams of insurrection --
Race --
Baby --
Crash --
The Toni Morrison dreams --
"The female seer will burn upon this pyre" --
War --
Peccant --
Opiate --
After the gig: Mick Jagger --
Postpartum dream #8 --
Postpartum dream #12: appointment --
The party --
Orange --
Visitation --
Feminist poem number one --
Gift --
Narrative: Ali --
Neonatology. From American Sublime (2005). Emancipation --
Smile --
Tina Green --
When --
Five elegies --
Stray --
Fried apples --
The dream that I told my mother-in-law --
Black poets talk about the dead --
The African picnic --
Autumn passage --
Ars poetica #1,002: rally --
Ars poetica #17: first Afro-American Esperantist --
Ars poetica #28: African leave-taking disorder --
Ars poetica #Whassup G?" --
Ars poetica #21: graduate study of literature --
Ars poetica #92: Marcus Garvey on elocution --
Ars poetica #56: "Bullfrogs was falling out of the sky" --
Ars poetica #16: lot --
Ars poetica #100: I believe --
Ars poetica #88: Sublime --
Amistad. Amistad --
The blue whale --
Absence --
boy haiku --
Poro society --
Approach --
Connecticut --
Other cargo --
Education --
The Yale men --
Teacher --
Translator --
Physiognomy --
Constitutional --
Mende vocabulary --
The girls --
Kere's song --
Judge Judson --
In cursive --
God --
Waiting for Cinque to speak --
The Amistad trail --
Cinque redux --
The last quatrain --
American sublime --
Tanner's Annunciation. From Miss Crandall's school for young ladies and little misses of color (2007). Knowledge --
Good-bye --
Study --
We --
Lawyers --
Allegiance --
Water --
Hunger --
Call and response --
Cat --
End --
Julia Williams. New poems. Luck --
In D.C. --
The black woman speaks --
Dream book --
Toomer --
In the Aquarium --
Bottle tree --
Hayden in the archive --
Poised --
Stokely and Adam --
In the FEMA trailers --
Rally --
Praise song for the day --
The elders --
One week later in the strange.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Alexander.

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Over twenty years, Elizabeth Alexander has become one of America's most exciting and important poets. This first career retrospective gathers generous selections from Alexander's previous work, along with twenty pages of new poetry, including her poem "Praise Song for the Day," delivered at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. The result is the definitive volume to date by this quintessential American poet.

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