Wednesday, May 6, 2015
How I Discovered Poetry
A unique and powerful memoir, a window into an astonishing decade, a glimpse of the awakening of artistic inspiration...
How I Discovered Poetry is the story of Marilyn Nelson's own childhood, and of America in the 1950s. This highly decorated poet has created fifty eye-opening, intimate poems that tell the tale of her development as an artist and young womand during one of the most turbulent decades in our nation's history. These poems, spanning her fourth to fourteenth years, touch on many aspects of the time: racism and the Civil Rights Movement, the "Red Scare," the shadow of the atom bom, and the first stirrings of the feminist movement.
This is a book to study, discuss, and treasure--a deeply felt, masterfully crafted autobiographical history.