Every Book of Elizabeth Alexander, the Poet for Obama's Inauguration
a book list by Leah Smith, librarian and avid reader
Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist and professor of English language/literature, African-American literature and gender studies at Yale University. She is one of only four Black women to be tenured at Yale and was selected by Barack Obama to recite an original poem at hisl 2009 Presidential Inauguration.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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