Elizabeth Alexander - The Light of the World

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

An essayist, playwright, and chair of Yale’s department of African American studies, Alexander is perhaps best known as the award-winning poet whose “Praise Song for the Day” graced Obama’s first inauguration. Her memoir is an eloquent elegy for her late husband, the Eritrean-born painter Ficre Ghebreyesus, who died suddenly at age fifty. Now raising their two sons alone, Alexander pays tribute to art and family, the enduring compensations for loss.

Alexander will be in conversation with Gigi Bradford, Chair of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board, former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts, and long-time poetry teacher at P&P.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Light of the World: A Memoir By Elizabeth Alexander Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455599875
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 21st, 2015

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