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Alexander, Elizabeth 1962-

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Works: 45 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 8,751 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Contributor
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 )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
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 869 libraries worldwide
Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson tell the story of Prudence Crandall's school for African American girls opened in 1833
American sublime : poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 867 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
The essential Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 835 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
Crave radiance : new and selected poems, 1990-2010 by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 635 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 )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 604 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
Antebellum dream book : poems by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 541 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
Praise song for the day : a poem for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration, January 20, 2009 by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Presents a collectible edition of the author's poem which was read at the inauguration of President Barack Obama
Praise song for the day : a poem for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 367 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
Let your motto be resistance : African American portraits by Deborah Willis( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Power and possibility : essays, reviews, and interviews by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Harlem : a century in images ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Body of life by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 177 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 51 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'
Poems in conversation : and a conversation by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Canto de alabanza para el día : poema para la ceremonia inaugural del mandato de Barack Obama, 20 de enero 2009 by Elizabeth Alexander( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Poetry on record. 98 poets read their work, 1888-2006 ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Compilation of poems read by various authors, recorded from 1888 to 2006
Love's instruments by Melvin Dixon( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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