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Great Writers, Great Readings

Monday, April 22, 2013, 7 p.m.

Marilyn Nelson

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.

Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
photo ©Derek Dudek

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Marilyn Nelson