Elizabeth Alexander – poet, educator, memoirist, scholar, and arts activist – is president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation's largest funder in arts and culture, and humanities in higher education. Dr. Alexander has held distinguished professorships at Smith College, Columbia University, and Yale University, where she taught for 15 years and chaired the African American Studies Department.
We wouldn't want to live without it, so how can we create art that's durable?
It's normal if you're not productive in your creativity all the time. Even the greats took breaks.
What makes an excellent educator?