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.
“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