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THE 2013 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY MILT KESSLER POETRY BOOK AWARD
Marilyn Nelson for FASTER THAN LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1996-2011
from Louisiana State University Press
Judge: Charlie Rossiter
Marilyn Nelson's Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996-2011 is a magnificent collection. Nelson's poems do what poems are supposed to do. They make us pause, ponder and connect. They make us feel. They make us think. Nelson is to be praised for her mastery of craft as well as for the important history she brings to light in these powerfully honest, straightforward and beautifully poetic works."
Recipient of the Frost Medal, three-time National Book Award finalist, and Chancellor
of the Academy of American Poets, Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of fifteen
books and five chapbooks.
Kessler Award Finalists for 2013:
(in alphabetical order)