Poetry off the Shelf: Maggie Nelson
Poet, scholar, and nonfiction writer Maggie Nelson earned a PhD in English literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her work is often described as genre crossing or hybrid; Nelson’s book Bluets (2009) is perhaps her most well-known work mix of scholarship and poetry. Nelson's other collections of poetry include Something Bright, Then Holes (2007); Jane: A Murder (2005); The Latest Winter (2003); and Shiner (2001), which was a finalist for a Norma Farber First Book Award. Her genre-bending memoir The Argonauts (2015) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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