Natasha Trethewey


Born
in Gulfport, Mississippi, The United States
April 26, 1966

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Natasha Trethewey is an American poet who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in June 2012; she began her official duties in September. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard, and she is the Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, where she also directs the Creative Writing Program.

Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on April 26, 1966, Confederate Memorial Day, to Eric Trethewey and Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough, who were married illegally at the time of her birth, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws with Loving v. Virginia. Her birth certificate noted the race of her mother
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Average rating: 4.26 · 28,647 ratings · 3,985 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Memorial Drive: A Daughter'...

4.27 avg rating — 13,891 ratings — published 2020 — 22 editions
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Native Guard

4.18 avg rating — 3,841 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Thrall

4.12 avg rating — 1,355 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Bellocq's Ophelia

4.28 avg rating — 670 ratings — published 2002
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Domestic Work: Poems

4.21 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Monument: Poems New and Sel...

4.43 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Beyond Katrina: A Meditatio...

3.92 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Best American Poetry 2017

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3.85 avg rating — 350 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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Best New Poets 2007: 50 Poe...

3.77 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2007
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Congregation, Poems

4.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014
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“You can get there from here, though there's no going home.
Everywhere you go will be somewhere you've never been.

"Theories of Time and Space”
Natasha Trethewey

“There are indeed all sorts of men/ who visit here: those who want/ nothing but to talk or hear the soft tones/ of a woman's voice; others prefer/ simply to gaze upon me, my face/ turned from them as they touch/ only themselves. And then there are those,/ of course, whose desires I cannot commit/ to paper.”
Natasha Trethewey

“I read the line over and over as if I might discern the little fires set the flames of an idea licking the page how knowledge burns”
Natasha Trethewey, Thrall

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