Reading by Natasha Trethewey

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Phone: (517) 884-1932
The RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU welcomes U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethwey. All readings are free and take place in the RCAH Theater (C20 Snyder Hall). Natasha will also do a Q&A session on Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the MSU Main Library W449. Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is the nineteenth Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq's Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006)%u2014for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize%u2014and, most recently, Thrall (2012). Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. At Emory University she is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing.