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.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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