The Venus Hottentot: Poems
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About the Author
Elizabeth Alexander is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Antebellum Dream Book. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
"Readers owe themselves the many pleasures to be found in this book; Elizabeth Alexander creates intellectual magic in poem after poem." --The New York Times Book Review
"The poems are catchy, seductive, steeped in history, more rewarding on successive readings. The Venus Hottentot is a superb first book," --Poetry
"One of the most exciting books of poetry to come out in a very long time. An extraordinary new voice has been added to literature." --People