The Fields of Praise (Hardcover)
New and Selected Poems
LSU Press, 9780807121740, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 1997
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This collection of poems claims as subjects the life of the spirit, the vicissitudes of love and the African-American experience since slavery and arranges them as pebbles marking our common journey toward a monstrous love / that wants to make the world right.
About the Author
Marilyn Nelson's other poetry titles include Magnificat; The Homeplace, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Mama's Promises. A recipient of the Annisfield-Wolf Award, she is professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Storrs.