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Marilyn Nelson

Forfatter af Carver: A Life in Poems

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Marilyn Nelson is the author of numerous books, including The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems, The Fields of Praise, and Magnificat. Her honors include three National Book Award Finalist medals, the Frost Medal, the Poets' Prize, and the Boston Globe/Hornbook Award. Nelson is an emeritus professor vis mere at the University of Connecticut, the former poet laureate of Connecticut, and founder and director of Soul Mountain Retreat. vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Marilyn Waniek, Marilyn Nelson, Marilyn Nelson Waniek

Værker af Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems (2001) 607 eksemplarer
A Wreath for Emmett Till (2005) 508 eksemplarer
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story (2008) 198 eksemplarer
How I Discovered Poetry (2014) 153 eksemplarer
Snook Alone (2010) 124 eksemplarer
Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009) 106 eksemplarer
American Ace (2016) 91 eksemplarer
My Seneca Village (2015) 46 eksemplarer
Beautiful Ballerina (2009) — Forfatter — 38 eksemplarer
Ostrich and Lark (2012) 35 eksemplarer
Lubaya's Quiet Roar (2020) 21 eksemplarer
The Homeplace (1707) 20 eksemplarer
Magnificat: Poems (1994) 13 eksemplarer
Mama's Promises: Poems (1985) 9 eksemplarer
For the Body: Poems (1978) 5 eksemplarer
The Meeting House (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Papa's Free Day Party (2021) 4 eksemplarer
Mrs. Nelson's Class (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Rumors of Troy (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Magnificat 1 eksemplar
Triolets for Triolet (2001) 1 eksemplar
She-Devil Circus (2001) 1 eksemplar
Partial Truth. (1992) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 176 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2007 (2007) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (1991) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Only Marilyn Nelson can take one of the most hideous events of the 20th century and make of it something glorious: An intricate cycle of 15 sonnets—an Heroic Crown, in which the last sonnet is made up of the first lines of the previous 14. As she considers the lynching of Emmett Till, she uses the traditional “language of flowers,” plaiting rosemary for remembrance, heliotrope for justice, daisies for innocence through her wreath. Individual poems speak in the voices of a witnessing tree and of Mamie Till Mobley, and broaden the mourning to include all victims of violence. It’s a towering achievement, one whose power and anger and love will make breath catch in the throat and bring tears to the eyes. Children’s book newcomer Lardy’s illustrations are bold and powerful, appropriately choosing disturbing imagery over depictions that are more realistic. The poem is followed by a brief account of Till’s lynching, glosses on the individual poems and an essay from the artist explaining his choices of imagery. The latter two are rather unfortunate additions, as the words, purified in the crucible of the form, speak eloquently enough on their own. (Poetry. 12+)

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CDJLibrary | 37 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
Gr 6 Up—A master poet breathes life and color into this portrait of influential sculptor Savage, who often worked with
humble materials and brought out the beauty and depth of her subjects with her attention to detail and creative
vision. Nelson does the same in poetry to give shape and dimension to Savage's remarkable life and work.
BackstoryBooks | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
I found this book exceptionally moving and beautiful. Like a good biography should, it imparts the spirit of Carver, making him feel real and close and beautiful. The telling of his life in poems seems to be an appropriate way to honor the life of a creative, spiritual scientist. I lingered over this book, reading a poem our two at a time to make it last.
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mslibrarynerd | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Begins with “How I came to write this poem”
VillageProject | 37 andre anmeldelser | Nov 2, 2023 |



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