- 5:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Alexander, Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies at Yale University, will present a lecture titled “Reconsidering Lucille Clifton.”
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Her most recent collection of poems is Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010 (Graywolf Press, 2010). She is the recipient of the Jackson Prize, awarded by Poets & Writers, and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award in Poetry.
This lecture series was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate. Co-sponsored by The School of Writing at the New School.
Sponsored by the School of Writing at The New School and the Academy of American Poets.