Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Aldon Lynn Nielsen is a poet and critic whose work has long grappled with the mysteries of race in America. His most recent volumes are Back Pages: Selected Poems, edited by Jean-Philippe Marcoux, and The Inside Songs of Amiri Baraka. With Laura Vrana, he edited The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas. His critical book Integral Music was awarded the Josephine Miles prize. He lives in Pennsylvania and California.