Poetry Reading: Natasha Trethewey
Poetry at Bennington—Spring 2017
Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of four books of poetry: Thrall (Houghton Mifflin, 2012), Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002); and Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000). Trethewey is also the author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Georgia, 2010). A memoir is forthcoming in 2017. In 2013 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, she will be joining the faculty at Northwestern University in 2017.