FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

February 20, 2015 at 3:00pm

Professor Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. She holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., English), Boston University (MFA, English), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., English). In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has written six books of poems, two collections of essays, and a play. Her book of poems, American Sublime (2005), was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and was one of the American Library Association’s “Notable Books of the Year.” Her play, “Diva Studies” (1996) was produced at the Yale School of Drama.

Come hear Elizabeth Alexander speak on the idea of ancestry in African American arts.

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Arts Institute, CSRE, TAPS, Feminist, Gender + Sexuality Studies, American Studies, English, AAAS, Dean of Humanities + Social Sciences.