Topics discussed: The poet as journeywoman; Reading and discussion of beginning stanza from "Six Yellow Stanzas"; Connections to New Orleans, estrangement, and the spectrum of race; Returning to Alexander's family stories as sources for "Race"
"Natasha Trethewey Interviews Elizabeth Alexander," a presentation by Elizabeth Alexander
Published on December 10, 2009
Poets Natasha Trethewey and Elizabeth Alexander discuss real and imagined spaces and places, Upsouth and down home, in this October 16, 2009, interview in New Haven, Connecticut. Alexander also reads and comments on several of her poems.
"Natasha Trethewey Interviews Elizabeth Alexander" is part of the Poets in Place series, a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University’s Presidential Woodruff Fund, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Series producers are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.