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New Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey 'Explores the Human Struggles We All Face'

The Library of Congress announced Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey as the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, noting her ability to "dig beneath the surface of history." The NewsHour first profiled her in 2006 for her third book of poems, Native Guard. Jeffrey Brown reports.

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