ARLT101.ElizabethAlexander.StravisnkyinLA - Elizabeth...

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Elizabeth Alexander Elizabeth Alexander was born in 1962 in Harlem, New York, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. from Yale  University, an M.A. from Boston University (where she studied with  Derek Walcott ), and a Ph.D. in English from the University of  Pennsylvania. Her collections of poetry include  American Sublime  (Graywolf Press, 2005), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize;  Antebellum  Dream Book  (2001);  Body of Life  (1996); and  The Venus Hottentot  (1990).  Alexander was a fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University, an Associate Professor in the school's African  American Studies Department, and currently she is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  Obama chose her as the poet for his Inauguration. Stravinsky in L.A.
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