Barnes and Noble: American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander

Barnes and Noble: American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander

Some argue that Elizabeth Alexander's "Praise Song for the Day" was more poem than verse, but I was deeply moved by both her words and her reading of this ode to Barack Obama on the day of his Inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. And, although I am neither poet nor poetic scholar, I will be certain to get a copy of "American Sublime": a hefty sampling of Alexander's work. A little poetry, a little history, a little hope and a lot of originality.