Academy of American Poets Blaney Lecture - Elizabeth Alexander on Reconsidering Lucille Clifton

3:30 p.m. - 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.


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

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