Marilyn Nelson

Poet

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 & Prizes

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

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 update: Aug 21, 2016