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I really enjoyed the way Elizabeth Alexander explains that she was never really destined to be a poet. To me, this was inspiring that Alexander was able to build a career on the Arts, but in a practical sense that allowed her to incorporate common studies that she was brought up with.

When Alexander says that “we crave bologna” she references the ways that the social media works under these common times. When she says that language shimmers, she speaks about how the truth of the poem is much deeper than the frivolous language used to construct the poem.

Alexander asks if we, as human beings, want to know each other; and then answers the question by saying that she does not know what is in our heads, but she craves knowing.