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Elizabeth Alexander

Renowned Poet Known For Inauguration Poem "Praise Song for the Day"

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 Elizabeth Alexander Biography

Elizabeth Alexander – poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and arts activist – is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in arts and culture, and humanities in higher education. Dr. Alexander has held distinguished professorships at Smith College, Columbia University, and Yale University, where she taught for 15 years and chaired the African American Studies Department. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, serves on the Pulitzer Prize Board, and co-designed the Art for Justice Fund.

Notably, Alexander composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009 and is author or co-author of fourteen books, most recently a memoir, The Light of the World, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.

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Ficre Ghebreyesus: City With A River Running Through

Ficre Ghebreyesus: City With A River Running Through

Crave Radiance: New And Selected Poems 1990-2010

Crave Radiance: New And Selected Poems 1990-2010

Praise Song For The Day: A Poem For Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2009

Praise Song For The Day: A Poem For Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2009

Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color

Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color

The Venus Hottentot: Poems

The Venus Hottentot: Poems

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Elizabeth Alexander

Renowned Poet Known For Inauguration Poem "Praise Song for the Day"

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Elizabeth Alexander Biography

Elizabeth Alexander – poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and arts activist – is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest funder in arts and culture, and humanities in higher education. Dr. Alexander has held distinguished professorships at Smith College, Columbia University, and Yale University, where she taught for 15 years and chaired the African American Studies Department. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, serves on the Pulitzer Prize Board, and co-designed the Art for Justice Fund.

Notably, Alexander composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009 and is author or co-author of fourteen books, most recently a memoir, The Light of the World, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015.

Elizabeth Alexander Videos

  • Creative process: Are you in a period of ‘woodshedding’?
    Creative types can feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to be prolific, especially in times like these when, in theory, free time is abundant....
  • NYU 2019 Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Alexander
    New York University Holds 187th Commencement at Yankee Stadium, May 22, 2019. Poet Elizabeth Alexander addressed some 10,000 students receiving...
  • Elizabeth Alexander at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival
    Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. Big thinkers and doers engage in...

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    Booking fees for Elizabeth Alexander, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Elizabeth Alexander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Elizabeth Alexander?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Elizabeth Alexander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Elizabeth Alexander for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Elizabeth Alexander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Elizabeth Alexander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Elizabeth Alexander is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Elizabeth Alexander for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Elizabeth Alexander generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dana Gioia, Darren Walker, Charles J. Ogletree, Erin Gruwell and Howard Gardner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elizabeth Alexander for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Elizabeth Alexander Speaker Videos

  • Creative process: Are you in a period of ‘woodshedding’?
    Creative types can feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to be prolific, especially in times like these when, in theory, free time is abundant. Creativity is a resource that takes different forms...
    NYU 2019 Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Alexander
    New York University Holds 187th Commencement at Yankee Stadium, May 22, 2019. Poet Elizabeth Alexander addressed some 10,000 students receiving undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees at...
  • Elizabeth Alexander at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival
    Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. Big thinkers and doers engage in serious ideas about their work and the future.

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