Carver: A Life in Poems

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carver: a life in poems
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by Marilyn Nelson, and published by Front Street
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In Carver: A Life In Poems, Marilyn Nelson challenges readers with a truly new biography of George Washington Carver. Told from multiple perspectives, this breathtaking collection of 59 poems reveals little known facets of the remarkable scientist who is too often dismissed as "the peanut man."

"With simple sophistication and beauty, Nelson transcends Carver's brilliance and scientific achievements to present the essence of this profoundly humble man," says Odean. "Carver's fascination with learning and teaching, his deep faith, and his belief in the possibilities of humanity were the forces that shaped him. Readers will be left with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude, both that the man existed and that Nelson had the perspicacity to bring him so exquisitely back to life."

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