Natasha Trethewey


Natasha Trethewey
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Natasha Trethewey (born April 26, 1966) is an American poet who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in June 2012; she began her official duties in September. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard, and she is the Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, where she also directs the Creative Writing Program.

Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on 26 April 1966, Confederate Memorial Day, to Eric Trethewey and Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough, who were married illegally at the time of her birth, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down ... more »

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  • Rookie - 224 Points Joe Breunig (10/15/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Congrats on your Pulitzer Prize! Enjoyed the article on you (Poets & Writers mag / Sep-Oct 2012) .

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
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  • Rookie Mo. (10/10/2007 10:32:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your Pulitzer Prize-winning! ! !

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