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Elizabeth Alexander Poetry

Darn It!: Recycling Frugality

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gregory

This is new territory for us grownng up in the age of disposability and more, more, more. But it's familiar ground to the old folks, who made it through the Depression and WW2 rationing.

Reflections on "The Poem"

Ben Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Rosen

Let's compare Elizabeth Alexander's poem with one written for an earlier president. I dug up the 77-line poem, "Dedication", that Robert Frost wrote for JFK's 1961 inauguration.

Inaugural Poet Previews Obama Work

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"To have great poetry there must be great audiences, too," Walt Whitman said. He was talking about the quality of a poet's readers. But there is littl...

Elizabeth Alexander: Obama's Pick For Inaugural Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Barack Obama has chosen Elizabeth Alexander to read a poem at his inauguration. A well-regarded poet and professor at Yale, Alexander is also a frien...