Marilyn Nelson at RCC

Truth and beauty are intertwined when landmark events of our collective history are explored in exquisite verse. Experience events from the inside out to get a personal look at history. Feel the living past, from the early years of a 350-year old Connecticut church to the murder of Emmett Till, as captured in the prize-winning poetry of Marilyn Nelson. Nelson is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Frost Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Golden Rose Award. She is a former Poet Laureate of Connecticut.An Evening with Marilyn Nelson

“Nelson’s bold and sure poems long for heaven and—happily for us—continue a lifelong affair with the occasions of earth.” – American poet Mark Doty

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Event date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191
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ISBN: 9781947003729
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Published: Little Bound Books - October 8th, 2019

How I Discovered Poetry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147510051
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Published: Speak - March 8th, 2016

Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807147344
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Published: LSU Press - February 1st, 2013