Tuesday, January 08, 2013

News at Eleven: There are really two lines of thinking

for me about making the decision to come to Washington for part of my term. On a very personal level, I have fond memories of spending a lot of time in the Library of Congress working on my collection of poems "Native Guard." I was there over a summer doing research in the archives and then writing in the reading room at the Jefferson building. So the idea of getting to go back to a place that has been deeply inspirational for me is exciting.

The other line of thinking is that it's a way for me to make even more public the public role of poet laureate.

from The Washington Post: Natasha Trethewey: Poetry 'showed me that I wasn't alone'


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