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  • CWP Marilyn Nelson

    Marilyn Nelson

    Marilyn Nelson, an accomplished poet for adults and children, is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award. Carver: A Life in Poems won the 2001 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Flora Steiglitz Straus Award, a Newbery Honor Award, and a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Fortune's Bones also won a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. A Wreath For Emmett Till won the 2005 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, a Coretta Scott King Honor Award, a Michael L. Printz Honor Award, and a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book.

    Marilyn was awarded the 2012 Robert Frost Medal "for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry," the highest award given by the Poetry Society of America.

    Read more about Marilyn as an advisor 


  • Accomplishments

    • Nelson, Marilyn THUMB
      January 17, 2012
      Nelson Awarded Frost Medal
      Marilyn Nelson, faculty member in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, has won the 2012 Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America. The organization's highest award is presented annually for  “distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.”   
    •  The Creative Writing Programs is happy to announce the addition of four new faculty to our low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults faculty: Swati Avasthi, Marilyn Nelson, Gene Yang, Laura Ruby, Gene Yang, and Emily Jenkins 
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