Thursday, February 07, 2008

Natasha Trethewey at Babson February 13

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.

5 comments:

susan said...

Maude! My chest is swelling with pride to know a woman of color is so accomplished in such a short period of time. I'm feeling a little heady, too, because I read many of the journals listed. But I have to confess I don't own a Trethewey collection (though I do own a few Cave Canem anthologies). Definitely going to purchase her work soon.

Have you read _Domestic Work_? I'm going to add it to my wish list maybe a contributor will donate it to us at Color Online.

January said...

I do not have Domestic Work, but I am reading Native Guard. It's a wonderful collection.

susan said...

Thanks. Would you post a brief review or impressions on PCBW for us?

January said...

Absloutely. Since she's coming to my college I hope to spend a little time with her. So I'll offer as much insight as I can.

...deb said...

Ooooh. I'm jealous. Loved Native Guard.

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