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Marilyn Nelson - How I Discovered Poetry

How I Discovered Poetry - Marilyn Nelson, Hadley Hooper

The youth of Marilyn Nelson in the 50s and early 60s, growing up in the shadow of racism, the cold war, the first stirrings of feminism -- but also friends, and boys, and Motown, and the experience of being the daughter of one of the U.S.'s first high-ranked black Air Force officers, constantly moving from one air base to another.


All tied up in blank verse sonnets that sit perfectly on the edge of the poetic and the everyday.