Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130329, 20120713, 20100212, 20080411
Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her collection Native Guard, which traces her personal history growing up as a biracial child in the South, and includes poems about the Union's first black regiment on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Trethewey reads from this book and also discusses her earlier collection, Domestic Work, which won the first Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
Poet Susan Aizenberg admits that she draws from real life in her writing but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. The former Creighton University Professor talks about finding time to write while balancing her career as well a...
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