Dec. 28, 2009
'Poets in Place' Features Elizabeth Alexander, Natasha Trethewey
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey interviews Elizabeth Alexander (author of President Barack Obama's inaugural poem, "Praise Song for the Day") in a special edition of the Southern Spaces' series "Poets in Place."
The renowned writers discuss real and imagined spaces and places, Upsouth and down home, in this fall 2009 interview in New Haven, Conn. Alexander also reads and comments on several of her poems.
The "Poets in Place" series features original videos of poets reading and discussing their poems in locations they write about. The contemporary poets give voice to continuities and changes in southern regions such as the Black Belt, Carolina Piedmont, Atlanta metropolitan region, Gulf Coast, Southern Appalachians and the Lowcountry. Southern Spaces is Emory's groundbreaking online interdisciplinary journal of the regions, places and culture of the American South.