Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great Regulars: The Library of Congress is to announce Thursday

that the next poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of three collections and a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. Ms. Trethewey, 46, was born in Gulfport, Miss., and is the first Southerner to hold the post since Robert Penn Warren, the original laureate, and the first African-American since Rita Dove in 1993.

from Charles McGrath: The New York Times: New Laureate Looks Deep Into Memory


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