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When:   February 23, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York
Price:   FREE
Type:   Lecture

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 '84, Professor, African American Studies, American Studies and English.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, cash bar
Professor Alexander's talk will begin at 7:00

R.S.V.P. by February 18 to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  or (203) 432-7730
Space is limited

Elizabeth Alexander ’84 BA 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, and is now chair of the Yale Department of African American Studies.


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