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Alexander, Elizabeth 1962-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 10,926 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Exhibition catalogs  Genealogy  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3551.L3494, 811.54
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Publications about Elizabeth Alexander
Publications by Elizabeth Alexander
Most widely held works about Elizabeth Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Alexander
Workings of the spirit : the poetics of Afro-American women's writing by Houston A Baker( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
The essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet and winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize that represents her technical mastery, her compassionate and illuminating response to a world that is both special and universal, and her warm humanity
American sublime : poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
A fourth collection of poems by the author recalls over a century of African American traditions, knitting together a blend of history, biography, personal experience, pop culture, and dreamscape
Miss Crandall's school for young ladies and little misses of color : poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson tell the story of Prudence Crandall's school for African American girls opened in 1833
Praise song for the day : a poem for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
An illustrated interpretation of the poem that was commissioned for the 44th president's inauguration conveys a message of hope and gratitude as well as a reminder of the responsibilities that individuals and communities share to help promote a better world
Faces of America : with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Crave radiance : new and selected poems, 1990-2010 by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
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
The black interior : essays by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
Antebellum dream book : poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Offers a collection of poems with themes ranging from race, memory, and Southern culture to African American celebrities including Richard Pryor, Muhammad Ali, and Nat King Cole
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series by Leah Dickerman( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915-16. Within months of its making, the Migration Series was divided between The Museum of Modern Art (even-numbered panels) and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (odd-numbered panels). The work has since become a landmark in the history of African American art, a monument in the collections of both institutions and a crucial example of the way in which history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. In 2015 and 2016, the panels will be reunited in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art and at The Phillips Collection. This catalogue grounds Lawrence's Migration Series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist's work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers today. An essay by Leah Dickerman situates the series within contemporary discussions about black history and an artist's social responsibilities in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Elsa Smithgall traces the acquisition and exhibition history of the Migration Series. Short commentaries on each panel explore Lawrence's career and technique, and the social history of the Migration. The catalogue also debuts ten poems commissioned from acclaimed poets that respond to the Migration Series. Elizabeth Alexander, honored as the poet at President Obama's first inauguration, introduces the section
The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Let your motto be resistance : African American portraits by Deborah Willis( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Power and possibility : essays, reviews, and interviews by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Harlem : a century in images ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
These poems range from personal memory to cultural history to human personae: John Coltrane, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and "The Venus Hottentot," a nineteenth-century African woman made into a carnival sideshow exhibit. -- p.[4] of cover
Body of life by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Furious flower II : regenerating the black poetic tradition ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."--Www.newsreel.org
American blue : selected poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Alexander is a leading American poet whose work has been inspired by history, literature, art and music to the 'rich infinity' of the African-American experience. This title covers subjects ranging from slave rebellions, the Civil Rights movement, Muhammed Ali and Toni Morrison, to the lives of jazz musicians and the 'Venus Hottentot'
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 4 highlights the younger poets of the 1990s who represent the promise and diversity of Black poetry as it develops into the 21st century
Poems in conversation : and a conversation by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Alexander Amerikaans dichteres
Elizabeth Alexander amerikansk poet
Elizabeth Alexander poète
الیزابت الکساندر شاعر آمریکایی
エリザベス・アレクサンダー
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English (96)
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