Natasha Trethewey (2010)

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey is the author of three collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000), Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002) and Native Guard (2006). Her forthcoming book of prose,Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will appear in the fall. In Native Guard, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Trethewey elegantly and powerfully moves between the personal and public spheres of history, creating in her poems monuments that resist the historical erasure of people and events. The recipient of a number of prestigious awards and fellowships, Trethewey is currently the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University. [2010]