Marilyn Nelson was the
Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut (2001-2006) and a three-time National Book Award
Finalist. She has won the Annisfield-Wolf Award and the 1999 Poets’ Prize. She
has also been a finalist for the PEN/Winship Award and the Lenore Marshall
Nelson is the author of The Freedom Business, Fortune, and Carver: A Life in Poems, among other titles. She is also a Newbery Honor Book winner, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book award winner. Dr. Nelson lives in Connecticut.