Young People’s Poetry Day: Marilyn Nelson (Online)

Join us for a special online Young People’s Poetry Day featuring poet Marilyn Nelson. Nelson is the author of numerous books for children and young adults. She is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Robert Frost medal, and the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. In 2013, Nelson was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2017, she was recognized with both the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and the prestigious NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. In 2019 she was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation.

This reading will be followed by a live Q&A and an interactive activity.

Poetry Foundation's events are completely free of charge and open to the public. This reading will include live captioning and ASL interpretation. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing [email protected]. To find out more about Zoom’s own built-in accessibility features, please visit

Please send your mailing address to [email protected] if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the March issue of Poetry, devoted to literature for young people, as well as some other gifts. The deadline to submit your mailing address is September 25, 2021.

A Zoom link will be provided to Eventbrite registrants the day of the event.
Register here.