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Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson

Author's Bio

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books, among them The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Award.

Publications and Prizes

A Wreath for Emmett Till (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), Fortunes Bones: The Manumission Requiem (Front Street Publications, 2005), The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2005)
Poulin & Walters, ed. Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep (Little, Brown & Co., 1994), In Search of Color Everywhere (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1994)
American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review

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Listing last updated: August 21, 2016

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Cleveland, OH

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