Poetry Reading: Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey is an American poet who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 2012 and again in 2013. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard.

Natasha Trethewey is also a former Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

She is the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, where she has taught since 2001.

Trethewey was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2019, at which time Academy Chancellor David St. John said Trethewey “is one of our formal masters, a poet of exquisite delicacy and poise who is always unveiling the racial and historical inequities of our country and the ongoing personal expense of these injustices. Rarely has any poetic intersection of cultural and personal experience felt more inevitable, more painful, or profound.”

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVA
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM