Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World, @ MPL

Elizabeth Alexander
The Light of the World

Sunday, October 18, 4pm

Alexander is best known as the poet who read “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s first inauguration.
Tonight she discusses her first memoir, a story of art, food, love and loss. The book is a tribute to Alexander’s late husband, the chef and artist Ficre Ghebreyesus.
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"Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a ... prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the mid-century mark""
Event date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
The Light of the World: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455599875
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 21st, 2015

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American Sublime: Poems Cover Image
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Praise Song for the Day Cover Image
By Elizabeth Alexander, David Diaz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061926631
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