Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Session 4: Elizabeth Alexander Field Trip!!!

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Join Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind for a field trip!!!!


On Tuesday April 14th at 5:30 pm we will be going to hear black feminist poet and literary critic Elizabeth Alexander read at the Nasher Musuem of Art (2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC, 27705).

Read  The Venus Hottentot (one of Alexander’s important black feminist poems) before-hand (download here:the-venus-hottentot) and join us for tea, treats and conversation afterwards!

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Brief bio for Alexander below:

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher born in New York City and raised in Washington, DC. Alexander has degrees from Yale University and Boston University and completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published five books of poems: The Venus Hottentot (1990), Body of Life (1996), Antebellum Dream Book (2001), American Sublime (2005), which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and was one of the American Library Association’s “Notable Bks of the Year;” and, most recently, her first young adult collection (co-authored with Marilyn Nelson), Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color (2008 Connecticut Book Award). Her two collections of essays are The Black Interior (2004) and Power and Possibility (2007), and her play, “Diva Studies,” was produced at the Yale School of Drama.


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