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A Conversation on Poetry with Professor Elizabeth Alexander!

Come meet the poet who composed and read the poem for President Obama's inauguration!

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite you and your guest to a reception hosted by Jon Butler, Dean of the Graduate School, featuring a conversation on poetry with

 Elizabeth Alexander 

Professor, African American Studies,

American Studies and English


Monday, May 11, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 pm (Professor Alexander's talk will begin at 7:30)

The University Club San Francisco
800 Powell Street
San Francisco

Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
Directions and parking information below

Space is limited
R.S.V.P. by May 4 to jessica.rostow@yale.edu or (203) 432-7730


Elizabeth Alexander will be available from 8:30 - 9:15 PM to sign copies of "Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration."

About Professor Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander was invited by President Barack Obama to compose and read a poem at his inauguration on January 20, 2009. She is the author of four books of poems, The Venus Hottentot (1990), Body of Life(1996), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), and American Sublime (2005, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), and a collection of essays on African American literature, painting, and popular culture, The Black Interior (2004). Professor Alexander is an inaugural recipient of the Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship for work that "contributes to improving race relations in American society and furthers the broad social goals of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954." She earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. In July, she will begin her term as chair of the Yale Department of African American Studies.



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