'The Black Interior' and the African-American Artist

NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with poet and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander about her new book of essays, The Black Interior. The book explores the role of the African-American artist inside the black community and in the larger culture.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from