The Fictioning Horror Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $18.00
Sale Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Poetry- A to Z
2 Burnside Poetry- A to Z
2 Hawthorne Poetry- A to Z
1 Local Warehouse Poetry- A to Z

This title in other editions

Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010


Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The first career retrospective by the award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander, now available in paperback

We crave radiance in this austere world,

light in the spiritual darkness.

Learning is the one perfect religion,

its path correct, narrow, certain, straight.

                                       —from “Allegiance”

Over twenty years, Elizabeth Alexander has become one of Americas most exciting and important poets, and her selection as the inaugural poet by President Barack Obama confirmed her place as one of the indispensable voices of our time. Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 gathers twenty pages of new poetry, along with generous selections from her previous work. The result is the definitive volume to date by this American master.

About the Author

Elizabeth Alexander is the author of five previous books of poetry, including American Sublime, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and two books of essays, including The Black Interior. She is the chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University.

Product Details

Alexander, Elizabeth
Graywolf Press
General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
Single Author / American
Poetry/African American
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » American » African American

Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 Sale Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.98 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555976309 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at