Christian Wiman & Marilyn Nelson

Visiting Hurst Professors: Christian Wiman & Marilyn Nelson

Washington University Department of English, in cooperation with The Carver Project, is proud to welcome Visiting Hurst Professors, Christian Wiman and Marilyn Nelson.

Christian Wiman the author of Every Riven Thing, which won the Commonwealth Prize from the English Speaking Union and was a finalist for the Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award, and Once in the West, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Survival Is a Style is Wiman's most recent collection.

See more from Christian Wiman, here.


Marilyn Nelson a three-time finalist for the National Book Award and one of America's most celebrated poets. Of her many collections, The Homeplace won the 1992 Annisfield-Wolf Award; The Fields Of Praise: New And Selected Poems won the 1998 Poets' Prize; and Carver: A Life In Poems won the 2001 Boston Globe/Hornbook Award and the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award.

See more from Marilyn Nelson, here.