2007 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey at Babson on February 13
Who: Natasha Trethewey
Pulitzer Prize winning poet
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley, Mass.
Tickets: Admission is free; the public is welcome.
Natasha Trethewey is author of Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin 2006), 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). Domestic Work was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet and won both the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Her poems have appeared in such journals and anthologies as American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, and The Best American Poetry 2000 and 2003. Currently, she is Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University.
Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Trethewey earned a B.A. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in poetry from Hollins University, and a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Massachusetts.
She has taught at Auburn University, the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, and Duke University where she was the 2005-2006 Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies.