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Marilyn Nelson

Poetry

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.

| Subject Matter: Poetic Form | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Pushcart Prize, Poets' Prize |

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