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Guilford Poets Guild Welcomes Poet Marilyn Nelson in March

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March 11, 2021 7:00 pm
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March 11, 2021 8:00 pm
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The Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization and the publisher of Poetry magazine, recognizes Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes at the annual Pegasus Awards at their building Monday June 10, 2019 in Chicago.(Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for Poetry Foundation)

The Poetry Foundation, an independent literary organization and the publisher of Poetry magazine, recognizes Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye and Terrance Hayes at the annual Pegasus Awards at their building Monday June 10, 2019 in Chicago.(Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for Poetry Foundation)

Guilford Poets Guild Welcomes Poet Marilyn Nelson in March

In March, the Guilford Poets Guild welcomes esteemed poet Marilyn Nelson for its Second Thursday Poetry Reading. The reading will take place via Zoom on Thursday, March 11 at 7PM, hosted by the Guilford Free Library.

A former Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut (2001-2006), Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. She is also the author of The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Guilford Poets Guild and upcoming events visit guilfordpoetsguild.org.

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Guilford Poets Guild March 2021