The On Being Project

Marilyn Nelson
Marilyn Nelson

is a professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut and a chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. She was awarded the 2012 Frost Medal, the Poetry Society of America's most prestigious award, for "distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry." Her books include The Fields of PraiseFaster Than Light, and How I Discovered Poetry.

Words That Matter: A Poem

A poet on the times when the act of communicating matters more than the words themselves.

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Words That Matter: A Poem

Generous Listening: A Poem

Who is this miracle speaking to me? And who is this miracle listening? What amazingness are we creating?

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Generous Listening: A Poem