Elizabeth Alexander was born in New York City and grew up in Washington, DC. Her collections of poetry include American Sublime, Antebellum Dream Book, The Venus Hottentot, and Body of Life. Her poems, short stories, and critical writing have been widely published in such journals and periodicals as the Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post. She teaches in the English and African American Studies Departments at Yale University.
Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
This new anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change.
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