Marilyn Nelson Delivers the NSK Keynote, “Bowled Over: A Life in Poems”

Join 2017 NSK Prize laureate Marilyn Nelson for her marquee talk at the University of Oklahoma, during which she will reflect on the writer’s life. Followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Marilyn Nelson is an American poet, children’s book author and translator. She has written or translated more than a dozen works, including The Homeplace, which won the 1992 Anisfield-Wolf Award, and The Fields of Praise, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize. Other notable honors include serving as the poet laureate of the State of Connecticut, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Poetry Society of America’s prestigious Frost Medal. In 2013 Nelson was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In addition to her writings, she is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut, where she makes her home.