FORUM: United States Poet Laureate
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FORUM: United States Poet Laureate


When: 5/6/2014
7:00 PM
Where: Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, Illinois  61108
United States
Natasha Trethewey
Rockford University Box Office

Phone: 815-394-5004


Tuesday, May 6
7 p.m., Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center  
Natasha Trethewey
United States Poet Laureate

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.  


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