Thursday, November 6, 2014

Poetry Society of America & Baruch College: "Poets in Conversation" featuring author Marilyn Nelson and Professor Grace Schulman, Free, 6 PM Tues. Nov. 18

Marilyn Nelson

Baruch Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, November 18th 

The New Salon: Poets in Conversation

Presented by The Poetry Society of America and the Baruch College English Department, "Poets in Conversation" will feature dialogue with author Marilyn Nelson and Professor Grace Schulman.

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of fifteen poetry books, including The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. In 2013 she published a memoir, How I Discovered Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal. She was the Poet Laureate of Connecticut from 2001-2006.

6:00 pm; FREE admission

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