Q & A with Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States
Moderated by Anita Skeen, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
In coordination with Natasha Trethewey's poetry reading on April 2, 7:00 pm, in the RCAH Theater, and cosponsored by the MSU Center for Poetry, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
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)-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.