A couple of weeks ago, at a dinner with several poets, one of them said, “You’re lucky, Marilyn: you know how to write poems for the young adult audience.” I laughed and told him he was entirely wrong. I have absolutely no idea how to write for the young adult audience. I just write what […]
You should totally come to this. Marilyn Nelson gave one of the best speeches I ever heard on the occasion of her winning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in 2001 for Carver. I hope I see you in Chicago on May 6th.
My Seneca Village by Marilyn Nelson Middle School, High School Namelos 88 pp. 11/15 978-1-60898-196-0 $21.95 Paper ed. 978-1-60898-197-7 $11.95 e-book ed. 978-1-60898-198-4 $9.95 Seneca Village in Manhattan was founded in 1825 by free African Americans; by 1857 it had been razed to make way for the construction of Central Park. In forty-one poems Nelson […]
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson; illus. by Hadley Hooper Middle School Dial 103 pp. 1/14 978-0-8037-3304-6 $16.99 g In fifty poems (some previously published) Nelson chronicles her formative years during the 1950s, from age four to thirteen, against the backdrop of the cold war and stirrings of the civil rights movement and women’s […]