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Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011 By Marilyn Nelson Faster Than Light New and Selected Poems Conjuring numerous voices and characters across oceans and centuries Faster Than Light explores widely disparate experiences through the lens of traditional poetic forms This volume contains a select
  • Title: Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011
  • Author: Marilyn Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780807147344
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011 By Marilyn Nelson Conjuring numerous voices and characters across oceans and centuries, Faster Than Light explores widely disparate experiences through the lens of traditional poetic forms This volume contains a selection of Marilyn Nelson s new and uncollected poems as well as work from each of her lyric histories of eighteenth , nineteenth , and twentieth century African American individConjuring numerous voices and characters across oceans and centuries, Faster Than Light explores widely disparate experiences through the lens of traditional poetic forms This volume contains a selection of Marilyn Nelson s new and uncollected poems as well as work from each of her lyric histories of eighteenth , nineteenth , and twentieth century African American individuals and communities, and The Cachoeira Tales, a long riff on Chaucer s Canterbury Tales Poems include the stories of historical figures like Emmett Till, the fourteen year old boy lynched in 1955, and the inhabitants of Seneca Village, an African American community razed in 1857 for the creation of Central Park Bivouac in a Storm tells the story of a group of young soldiers, later to become known as the Tuskegee Airmen, as they trained near Biloxi, Mississippi, marching in summer heat thick as blackstrap molasses, under trees haunted by whippings Later pieces range from the poet s travels in Africa, Europe, and Polynesia, to poems written in collaboration with Father Jacques de Foiard Brown, a former Benedictine monk who becomes the subject of Nelson s playful fictional fantasy sequence, Adventure Monk Both personal and historical, these poems are grounded in quotidian detail but reach toward spiritual and moral truths.
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    1. Marilyn Nelson

      Marilyn Nelson is the author of many acclaimed books for young people and adults, including CARVER A LIFE IN POEMS, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, and A WREATH FOR EMMETT TILL, a Printz Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book She also translated THE LADDER, a picture book by Halfdan Rasmussen She lives in East Haddam, Connecticut.For information, please see answers topic marilyn

    180 thoughts on “Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011”

    1. This is a spectacular collection Nelson is a virtuoso of form and her experiments with rhyme allow her to tackle extremely demanding schemes with apparent effortlessness over incredible line counts I recommend this to anyone who thinks they may enjoy contemporary poetry that has a respect for tradition.


    2. FASTER THAN LIGHT is a marvelous selection of new and collected poems by Marilyn Nelson Ranging from poems of important historical significance to her own present day adventures, it was hard to put down Like the Kherdian and Merriam books reviewed here, this book is broken down into sections.Part I, Lyric Histories Powerful poems expertly executed, mostly about slavery and discrimination and atrocities, but also about racist views aimed toward new Irish immigrants, strong people standing up defi [...]


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