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Marilyn (Marilyn Nelson Waniek) Nelson (1946-)

Awards, Honors

Kent fellow, 1976; National Endowment for the Arts fellow, 1981 and 1990; Connecticut Arts Award, 1990; National Book Award finalist in poetry, 1991 and 1997; Annisfield-Wolf Award, 1992; Fulbright teaching fellow (France), 1995; Poet's Prize, 1998; National Book Award finalist (young people's literature category), and Boston Globe/Horn Book Award (fiction and poetry category), both 2001, Newbery Honor Book citation, American Library Association (ALA), and Coretta Scott King Honor Book citation, ALA, both 2002, all for Carver: A Life in Poems; named poet laureate for the state of Connecticut, 2001; Guggenheim fellow, 2002.

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Brief BiographiesBiographies: Grace Napolitano: 1936—: Politician to Richard (Wayne) Peck (1934-) Biography - CareerMarilyn (Marilyn Nelson Waniek) Nelson (1946-) Biography - Personal, Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Addresses, Member, Writings