Elizabeth Alexander delivers the 2012 Blaney Lecture
at Poets Forum presented by the Academy of American Poets.
Alexander's New Yorker article "Remembering Lucille Clifton" Feb. 17, 2010
|Elizabeth Alexander spoke at President Obamas first inauguration|
|Lucille Clifton (1937-2010)|
In the Blarney Lecture, according to Alexander, Clifton believed:
To be human is to tell the truth,
To be human is to stand in a circle
with other human beings
and hold their hands.
Lesson on Lucille Clifton's "won't you celebrate with me"