Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander

By Mariah Helgeson July 03, 2014

Inspired by Du Bois, Cory Booker reflects on the individual yearning of black men as essential to collective struggle. For him, the gift of his skin color is in allowing a better appreciation of the texture of humanity and a deeper ability to feel compassion.

By Mariah Helgeson July 01, 2014

How do we teach our children to be aware, to question, to be tolerant, to be resilient and righteous? How do we nurture their brilliance and bravery? A photoquote from poet Elizabeth Alexander, inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois

January 20, 2013

This week's reflection on the words of Martin Luther King Jr., poetry, nourishment from our listeners, the goodness in sport, and the power of family.

December 12, 2010

Poet Elizabeth AlexanderOn December 1, Krista interviewed Elizabeth Alexander, a poet probably best known for her poem “Praise Song for the Day”, which she delivered at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. We’re producing this show for release on January 6, our first show of the new year!

October 04, 2010

Elizabeth Alexander on poetry, the art of revision and letting creative expressions be, and remaining open to the world around you with E. Ethelbert Miller.

January 23, 2009

Elizabeth Alexander discusses truth, metaphor and language with Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report the day after delivering "Praise Song for the Day" at Barack Obama's first inauguration.

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