Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher born in New York City and raised in Washington, DC. She has published numerous books of poems, including American Sublime (2005), which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, a young adult collection (co-authored with Marilyn Nelson), Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color, which won a 2008 Connecticut Book Award, and, most recently, Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010. She teaches at Yale University.


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Luminous Loss

Elizabeth Alexander explores her deeply expansive identity as the loving wife, the smart wife, the American wife in 'The Light of the World'....

Luminous Loss


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