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Natasha Trethewey



Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2012- 

Photo by Nancy Crampton, courtesy of the Library of Congress

Natasha Trethewey was born on April 26, 1966 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is the author of four books of poetry: Domestic Work (2000), Bellocq's Ophelia (2002), Native Guard (2006), and Thrall (2012). She also wrote a book of creative non-fiction, Beyond Katrina. Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her book Native Guard.  In addition to winning the Pulitzer, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed to be the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi. She is currently the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.

She is currently the Poet Laureate of the United States.  The Library of Congress has created a web guide on Natasha Trethewey, The New York Times also has information about her.

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Conversation : U.S. Poet Laureate

-- Obtained from Emory University's YouTube, also available here.

Other books by the poet