Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Poet Laureate of the United States from 2012-14, will read from her most recent work and then have a conversation with the audience on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m.in the Weatherspoon Auditorium. After her reading Trethewey will sign copies of “Thrall,” her most recent collection of poetry.
This event is sponsored by the UNCG Art Department and is the last event in the series of lectures associated with last fall’s exhibitions of the quilts of Gwen Magee.
Natasha Trethewey, the nineteenth Poet Laureate of the United States, is the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and, 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.