Natasha Trethewey has been a frequent contributor to NER since 1999, including work in issues 20.2, 22.4, 23.4, 25.4, 27.2, 30.4, and 32.3. Her poems “Genus Narcissus” and “Elegy” are available in full on our website.
She is the 19th United States Poet Laureate and the author of Thrall (2012), Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin), for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), which was named a Notable Book for 2003 by the American Library Association, and Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000). She is also the author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press). A memoir is forthcoming in 2013.
Trethewey read from her book of poetry Thrall at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference on August 19, 2012.
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