Marilyn Nelson is an American poet, translator, and children’s book author. She is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and the former poet laureate of Connecticut.
In this episode, Eric and Marilyn discuss several of her poems and the inspiration and meaning behind them
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Marilyn Nelson and I Discuss her Beautiful and Powerful Poetry and…
- Her book, How I Discovered Poetry
- “Mississippi” poem
- Her book, A Wreath for Emmett Till
- Her use of the unique poetry form of heroic crown of sonnets
- “Rosemary for Remembrance” poem
- “Let Me Gather Spring Flowers for a Wreath” poem
- “Like His Gouged Eye” poem
- How poetry comes out of silence and leads us back to silence
- A life well lived includes the gifts of silence, contemplation, and self knowledge
- How we need to make an effort to find silence in a noisy world
- Her book, Carver
- “Professor Carver’s Bible Class” poem
- Her book, Snook Alone, the story of a dog
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