Tuesday, June 12, 2012

News at Eleven: Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey

will be the 19th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, the Library of Congress announced on Thursday.

"Natasha Trethewey is an outstanding poet/historian in the mold of Robert Penn Warren, our first Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry," Librarian of Congress James Billington said in a statement. "Her poems dig beneath the surface of history--personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago--to explore the human struggles that we all face."

from PBS Newshour: Natasha Trethewey Named U.S. Poet Laureate
then Daily Mail: Associated Press: 'I hope to find the best words in order to convey what seems so difficult to speak, what must be spoken': African-American author named 19th poet laureate
then Emory News Center: Emory's Trethewey named U.S. Poet Laureate
then BBC News: New US poet laureate announced as Natasha Trethewey
then Houston Chronicle: Poet laureate stats: numbers, race and gender
then On Earth: Meet Our New Poet Laureate: A Gulf Coast Native Wrestling with Her Home's Environmental and Cultural Legacy
then The New York Times: Selected Poems by Natasha Trethewey
then The Associated Press: A poem by Natasha Trethewey, next US poet laureate
then Reuters: Factbox: A poem from new poet laureate Trethewey


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