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Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander composed and recited "Praise Song for the Day" for President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. She is the author of six books of poetry--including American Sublime, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--and is the first winner of the Jackson Prize for Poetry and a National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellow. She is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.


PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award Won in 2016

Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Awards Finalist in 2016

Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2016

National Book Critics Circle Finalist in 2016

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