Natasha Trethewey


Atlanta

[Availability beginning January 2016]

Poet Laureate of the United States from 2012-2014, Natasha Trethewey has published four books of poems: Domestic Work, winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Prize for a first book by an African American poet; Bellocq’s Ophelia, named a "2003 Notable Book" by the American Library Association; Native Guard, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; and Thrall. She has also published a book of creative nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Trethewey's many honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute, where she was a Bunting fellow. In 2012 she was named Poet Laureate of the state of Mississippi, and she has been inducted into both the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Trethewey is currently the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta. Read more about her at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/natasha-trethewey .