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Natasha Trethewey

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20160415

This program features the second part of a conversation in front of an audience at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas with the Mississippi Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. The 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14), she talks about the role's affect on her work and her life as a literary citizen, and shares some of the projects she's taken on since, including her work selecting poetry for The New York Times. Trethewey reads more from her most recent book, Thrall, and gives fresh perspectives on her previous books and her family's past in her book, Beyond Katrina. The first part of this interview and an earlier 2008 program with Natasha Trethewey are available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Mississippi, Family, The Gulf Coast | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship |

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