Elizabeth Alexander was born in Harlem, New York, but grew up in Washington, DC, the daughter of former United States Secretary of the Army and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chairman, Clifford Alexander Jr. She holds degrees from Yale, Boston University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her PhD. She is currently a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and.
Elizabeth Alexander—poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and cultural advocate—is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in arts and culture, and humanities in higher education. With more than two decades of experience leading innovative programs in education, philanthropy, and beyond, Ms. Alexander builds partnerships at Mellon to support the arts and.
Essays and criticism on Elizabeth Alexander - Critical Essays. Elizabeth Alexander’s poetry revolves around a celebration of what it means to be both African American and female.Elizabeth Alexander was born on May 30, 1962, in Harlem, New York, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She received a BA from Yale University, an MA from Boston University (where she studied with Derek Walcott), and a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Her collections of poetry include Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 (Graywolf Press, 2010); American Sublime.MS. TIPPETT: This hour, Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us —and in our children — and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times. ELIZABETH ALEXANDER: You know, poetry has always existed, and always existed in a communal context. Part of what people get from that is the story of.
Elizabeth Anne Alexander AO (born 16 April 1943), a leading Australian accountant and company director, was the 21st Chancellor of the University of Melbourne between 2011 and 2016. Biography. Alexander is a Fellow of the Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She is the author of four books of poems, The Venus Hottentot, Body of Life, Antebellum Dream Book, and American Sublime, which was one of three finalists for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. She is also a scholar of African-American literature and culture and recently published a collection of essays, The Black Interior. She has read.Read More
Power and Possibility book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A volume in the Poets on Poetry series, which collects critica.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander is a leading American poet whose work has been inspired by a wide range of influence, from history, literature, art and music, dreams and stories to the rich infinity of the African American experience. In January 2009 she read the inaugural poem for the swearing-in of President Barack Obama. She was born in New York City and grew up in Washington, DC. She is a poet.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, professor and current chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University. A graduate of Yale and Boston University, she holds a Ph.D. in English.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander is Professor of African American Studies and future Chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University. In 2008, Dr. Alexander was selected by President-elect.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander was born in 1962 in Harlem, New York, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. Poets.org. Donate Donate. search. find poems find poets poem-a-day.Read More
The papers of Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1757-1804), first treasury secretary of the United States, consist of his personal and public correspondence, drafts of his writings (although not his Federalist essays), and correspondence among members of the Hamilton and Schuyler families. The collection, consisting of approximately 12,000 items dating from 1708 to 1917, documents Hamilton's.Read More
Elizabeth Alexander, Actress: Seven Deadly Sins. Born in Adelaide, Elizabeth grew up in Brisbane, Queensland and attended All Hallows School for Girls with her two sisters. She married actor George Spartels, who is probably best known as 'George from Playschool'. They have two daughters and live in Sydney, NSW. Elizabeth got her first big TV break in 1973, while still attending NIDA (National.Read More
With a poet’s precision and an intellectually adventurous spirit, Elizabeth Alexander explores a wide spectrum of contemporary African American artistic life through literature, paintings, popular media, and films, and discusses its place in current culture. In The Black Interior, she examines the vital roles of such heavyweight literary figures as Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, and Rita.Read More