Harman News And Events

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A new semester means a new Harman Writer-In-Residence. We are pleased to welcome Marilyn Nelson as she teaches "The Rag and Bones: A Poetry Workshop." Ms. Nelson is the recipient of the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Mark your calendars for her college-wide reading on March 21st.

We are also excited to announce our upcoming Fall 2017 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop with Russell Shorto. Applications are currently open and a more detailed course description will be posted soon.

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Marilyn Nelson and Grace Schulman Receive Awards

Spring 2017 Writer-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson has won the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. The prize, which is awarded by University of Oklahoma's renowned magazine World Literature Today, includes a $25,000 prize and recognizes a storied literary career exploring history, race relations and feminism in America, according to the publication.

World Literature Today recognizes Ms. Nelson, a poet, children's book author and translator, as one of "America's most powerful literary voices." You can read more about Ms. Nelson's award here and on World Literature Today's website.

Grace Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College, was recently lauded in an event hosted by Poetry@TheCentury and the Academy of American Poets. The event, which took place on Novemeber 10th, was held in celebration of Professor Schulman's accomplishments, including receiving the 2016 Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement. Schulman's other Honors include the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York University's Distinguished Alumni Award, and a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

You can read some of Professor Schulman's work on the Poetry Foundation's website.

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        Current Writer-in-Residence

AmitavMarilyn Nelson is the author or translator of seventeen poetry books and the memoir How I Discovered Poetry. She is also the author of The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems, which won the 1998 Poets’ Prize, Carver: A Life In Poems, which won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and Fortune’s Bones, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and won the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Nelson’s honors include two NEA creative writing fellowships, the 1990 Connecticut Arts Award, a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, a fellowship from the J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Frost Medal. She was the Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut from 2001-2006.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:45 pm:
A reading and conversation with Marilyn Nelson in the Asriel and Marie Rackow Conference Room, Room 750, Information and Technology Building, Baruch College.

 

For information about residency, email Prof. Bridgett Davis or visit her homepage.
Phone: (646) 312-3927

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