Poet Marilyn Nelson to Present at Foster Auditorium
Marilyn Nelson, the award-winning poet who has written and translated more than 15 poetry books, will present her writing on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library as part of the 2014 Emily Dickinson Lecture series.
Nelson has won numerous poetry awards, including a Newbery Honor Award and a Correta Scott King Honor for her young adult book, “Carver: A Life in Poems.” In 2012, she also received a Frost Medal, the most prestigious award given out by the Poetry Society of America, for lifetime achievement in poetry. She is currently Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Some of her most popular works include: “A Wreath for Emmett Till,” “The Homeplace,” “The Cachoeira Tales,” and her most recent work, “How I Discovered Poetry.” “How I Discovered Poetry” includes 50 poems about growing up in the 1950’s in a military family.
The event will be free for all students, courtesy of alumni George and Barbara Kelly and several academic units.