Marilyn Nelson

c/o Miyako Hannan Blue Flower Arts
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: 
347-249-1685

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

Books: 
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)
Anthologies: 
Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep
(Little, Brown & Co., 1994)
, In Search of Color Everywhere
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1994)
, Poulin & Walters, ed. Contemporary American Poetry
(Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Cleveland
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Last updated: Aug 21, 2016