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Marilyn Nelson

Poetry

Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau

Catalog Number: 20030723, 20020116, 20000209

In part two of this interview, Marilyn Nelson reads more from her books, including Mama's Promises and her new and selected poems.  She also talks about her focus on black history in her poetry, and specifically how she weaves biography and form together to create the works. Nelson also answers questions posed by a poetry class about her joy of composition and words.

| Subject Matter: Biography, Form, Black History | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poets Prize |

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