Baruch College Presents a Reading and Conversation with Esteemed Poet Marilyn Nelson

Free event to be held on March 21




Marilyn Nelson

Photo credit: Curt Richter


NEW YORK, NY-February 28, 2017 – Baruch College will present a reading and conversation with award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson, the Spring 2017 Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence on Tuesday, March 21. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held prior to the start of the event.

Marilyn 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. She was the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001-2006.

WHAT: A Reading and Conversation with Marilyn Nelson

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21, 2017/ Reception begins at 5:00 pm Reading to follow at 5:45 pm

WHERE: Baruch College-Information and Technology (Library) Building

151 East 25th Street

Room 750-Rackow Conference Room