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Elizabeth Alexander and Sheryl Sandberg Discuss Love & Loss at NYT May 15, 2017: New York Times’s Philip Galanes moderates a conversation between poet Elizabeth Alexander and author/Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the loss of their husbands and the life that comes after. [...] by

Colloquy #1: Words on Freedom, Confusion, Resistance & Poetry April 12, 2017: . . . . . What happened? they ask a question without an answer—our confusion —David Rivard, “Freedom in the Midst” . Insight often disappears but leaves residues, . . . —Elizabeth [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander Recalls Her Day at Obama’s First Inauguration January 19, 2017: Elizabeth Alexander reminisces for the New Yorker about her day as inaugural poet. “This is a story about eight years ago this week,” she writes. “President-elect Barack Obama had [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander: A Total Small-Scale Warrior December 29, 2016: At Lenny Letter, an interview with poet and essayist Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World (Grand Central Publishing). “I did struggle to complete the book,” [...] by

‘One Hundred Megawatts of Butter’: A Thanksgiving Menu Poem Courtesy of BlazeVOX November 23, 2016: For this year’s Thanksgiving Menu Poem, poet, publisher, and professional chef Geoffrey Gatza generously celebrates Elizabeth Alexander. As Gatza notes at BlazeVOX, the TMP has been going [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander on the Power of the People at Washington Post September 15, 2016: Washington Post celebrates museums in the latest issue of its magazine. Up on WP’s website, check out Elizabeth Alexander’s affirming essay on “the power of a people’s [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board! June 2, 2016: Good news for Elizabeth Alexander! The acclaimed poet has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board. At the Ford Foundation, where she began work last year as the Director of Creativity and Free [...] by

Congratulations to Will Alexander: Winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize April 8, 2016: The Jackson Poetry Prize is awarded annually by Poets & Writers: there is no application process, but rather, the winner is nominated by “an anonymous panel of their peers.” This [...] by

Praise Song for the ★ April 17, 2013:   Each day ★ go about our business, walking past each ★, catching each ★’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking.   All about ★ is noise. All about ★ is noise and bramble, [...] by