Elizabeth Alexander

(May 30, 1962 / Westfield, New Jersey)

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  • Brooklyn Parker (7/10/2018 10:01:00 AM)

    Whoever made this website forgot to add Tending to the list of poems.

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  • Sandra Dunn (6/6/2016 10:12:00 AM)

    I saw you on Democracy Now. I love your poem honoring Mohammad Ali.

Autumn Passage

On suffering, which is real.
On the mouth that never closes,
the air that dries the mouth.
On the miraculous dying body,
its greens and purples.
On the beauty of hair itself.
On the dazzling toddler:
"Like eggplant," he says,
when you say "Vegetable,"

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