Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau
Catalog Number: 20010221, 20000112
Proclaimed by critic Kirkland Jones as “one of the major voices of a younger generation of black poets,” Marilyn Nelson is the author of several collections of poetry and has won two Pushcart Prizes. Her 1997 book, The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems, won the Poets’ Prize and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the National Book Award. In the first part of this two part interview, she talks about the development of her work and her use of poetic form.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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