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Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander gave her first public reading at Emory University since her appearance on the presidential dais in January. She read from among her four poetry books, including The Venus Hottentot and American Sublime, the latter of which was named a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Alexander re-read her inaugural poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” and “ The Elders,” which she wrote to commemorate her visit to Emory University.

Kevin Young, fellow poet and curator of literary collections for Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), led a discussion with Alexander in one of his classes with Emory students and introduced her at the poetry reading.

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Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander gave her first public reading at Emory University since her appearance on the presidential dais in January. She read from among her four poetry books, including The Venus Hottentot and American Sublime, the latter of which was named a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Alexander re-read her inaugural poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” and “ The Elders,” which she wrote to commemorate her visit to Emory University.

Kevin Young, fellow poet and curator of literary collections for Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), led a discussion with Alexander in one of his classes with Emory students and introduced her at the poetry reading.

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Listening to her voice and words--the unleashed spirit of Elizabeth Alexander--I'm inspired me to use my own. Her art is a gift. I encourage--unwrap, unwrap, unwrap.

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