Monday, April 22, 2013, 7 p.m.
Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of 15 books and five chapbooks. Her book The Homeplace won the 1992 Anisfield-Wolf Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems won the Poets' Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Winship Award, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Carver: A Life in Poems won the 2001 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, was a Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Fortune’s Bones was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Her young adult book A Wreath for Emmett Till won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Her newest collection is The Freedom Business (2008). Ms. Nelson is a professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut. She was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut from 2001 to 2006.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
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