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Marilyn Nelson

Autor(a) de Carver: A Life in Poems

31+ Works 2,309 Membros 120 Reviews

About the Author

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 mostrar mais at the University of Connecticut, the former poet laureate of Connecticut, and founder and director of Soul Mountain Retreat. mostrar menos

Obras de Marilyn Nelson

Carver: A Life in Poems (2001) 608 cópias
A Wreath for Emmett Till (2005) 510 cópias
Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story (2008) 199 cópias
How I Discovered Poetry (2014) 157 cópias
Snook Alone (2010) 127 cópias
Sweethearts of Rhythm (2009) 107 cópias
American Ace (2016) 92 cópias
My Seneca Village (2015) 46 cópias
Beautiful Ballerina (2009) — Autor — 38 cópias
Ostrich and Lark (2012) 35 cópias
Lubaya's Quiet Roar (2020) 21 cópias

Associated Works

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Contribuinte — 220 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuinte — 150 cópias
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers and Daughters (1991) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



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 | outras 37 resenhas | 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 | outras 2 resenhas | 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.
1 vote
mslibrarynerd | outras 18 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Begins with “How I came to write this poem”
VillageProject | outras 37 resenhas | Nov 2, 2023 |



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