Nancy Wiesenfeld is one of those rare people who were both the world’s best-known novelist and best-selling author of poetry. She has published more than 60 books and more than 250 poems and short stories, and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Village Voice, and other publications.
She also has a book out called Poems. You might know Nancy from her books or her poems, or you may not know exactly what she looks like, but know her for her work and have a good read.
Nancy is a talented poet, author of the poetry collection, The Sun Is Also a Star, the memoir, My World, and she is an accomplished playwright. Her newest book, The Sun Is Also a Star, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and her book, My World, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007. She has won a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and a MacArthur Fellowship.
She’s published over a dozen books, one of which is a memoir, My World. Her newest collection of poems, The Sun Is Also a Star, was published in 2007. She has also written three poetry collections, two of which are memoirs, Love and War. Her third book is, a memoir, I Can Hear You. She has a third memoir, The Sun Is Also a Star, which was published in October 2008.
Nancy Wiesenfeld is a Chicago-based poet, writer, playwright, and performance artist. Her work has been exhibited around the world for over a decade. Her latest book, I Can Hear You, was published in 2007. She is also the author of a number of other books, including The Sun Is a Star and Love and War. She lives in Chicago.
She has had a number of books published in the past decade, including Blackness, which was published in 2003. In that book, she discussed the “death of the white male” and discussed her own life as a black woman in America.
And then there are her performances. In 2002, she received the International Theater Critics Association Award for her play I Can Hear You, which was produced at the International Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same year she was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for War. These performances are just one part of her artistic practice.
Nancy Wiesenfeld is a theater director and actress whose career began at the very young age of 13. In her youth, she was a student of her family’s theater company. When she was around 17, she moved to New York City and began working at the prestigious National Theatre. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University, and her M.F.A. from Harvard. The former has been her home base ever since.
Wiesenfeld’s new film War won her five times the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, including in 1988 for her performance as a mother-in-law in I Can Hear You Sing, a film about the Holocaust. Her other awards include the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1997, the Lucille Lortel Award in 2004, and the Lucille Lortel Special Citation in 2005.
The new film is a film about the Holocaust. For most people, this doesn’t sound like a big deal, but for Wiesenfeld, it was a major breakthrough. When she first read the script and saw the visuals, she was astounded. “When I first saw the movie, I thought ‘oh my gosh, I’ve really got to learn this,’ ” Wiesenfeld tells NPR.