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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.

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  • 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.”   

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  • PUBLICATIONS

    Snook Alone
    Candlewick

    Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World
    Dial

    The Freedom Business: Including a Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa
    Front Street Press

    The Cat Walked through the Casserole and Other Poems for Children
    Carolrhoda Press

    Halfdan Rasmussen's Hundreds of Hens and Other Poems for Children
    Black Willow Press

    Faster than Light: New and Selected Poems
    Louisiana State University Press

    Ostrich and Lark
    Boyd Mills Press