Elizabeth Alexander

Winner of the 2007 Jackson Prize for Poetry awarded by Poets & Writers, Elizabeth Alexander is the author of ten books of poetry, including Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems, 1990-2010 (Graywolf Press, 2010), Praise Song for the Day (Graywolf, 2009), and American Sublime (Graywolf, 2005). Not long after SHP’s publication of the first Conversation chapbook, Alexander was chosen by President Barack Obama as the inaugural poet, the third such poet in the nation’s history.