25th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Next Show at The Arts Café Mystic

May 10

Poet: Marilyn Nelson

Music: Nora Fox & Ju Young Lee

Opening Voice: Sean Frederick Forbes

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)

Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street
Downtown Mystic

Admission $15, Students $5

Call: 860-912-2444
E-mail: info@theartscafemystic.org

Poet » 

Marilyn Nelson

I want to be remembered
as a voice that was made to be singing
the lullaby of shadows
as a child fades into a dream.
Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson is unique among important American poets for her dedication to, and success in writing poetry for both adult and young audiences.  


In both domains she is surely one of our most honored poets.  Indeed, for her 17 books of poems, she is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award and has won the Frost Medal, Poets’ Prize, Unicorn Award for Excellence in American Poetry, Anisfield-Wolf Award, Connecticut Arts Award, and Connecticut Book Award.  For her books for children and teens, she has been honored with the Neustadt Prize, Newberry Honor Book, Corretta Scott King Honor Book (twice), Boston Globe/Hornbook Award (twice), and Flora Stieglitz Straus Award.  She is also the author of the celebrated memoir How I Discovered Poetry, which NPR named a Best Book of 2014, In addition to her many literary honors, she is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, the Emerita State Poet Laureate of Connecticut, and Emerita Professor of UConn.


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Musician »

Nora Fox & Ju Young Lee

Nora Fox & Ju Young Lee are the improbable and genre-bending vocal/cello duo. Nora Fox is a NYC-based vocal artist whose repertoire spans Broadway, standards, folk, pop, jazz, and opera. She has performed on Broadway at the Goodspeed Opera, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the NY Musical Festival, and Women’s Center Festival, and has toured South America, the Mediterranean, and Mali.