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Lecture with Natasha Trethewey - US Poet Laureate 2012

Fri, 30 November, 2012 at 6:10 pm


A Call to Consciousness -- In the Arts


2012 U.S. Poet Laureate
2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner
Friday, November 30, 2012
1:30-2:30 pm
Room 6202, Building 6
RSVP to (650) 738-4325

Natasha Trethewey is the 19th United States Poet Laureate (2012-2013). In his citation, Librarian of Congress James Billington wrote that her "Poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face." She is the author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press), Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin), for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), which was named a Notable Book for 2003 by the American Library Association, and Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000). Her collection Thrall was published in 2012.

She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Her poems have appeared in such journals and anthologies as American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. At Emory University she is Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing. She is the current State Poet Laureate of Mississippi, appointed in 2012.

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