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LOC Responds to STR’s Open Letter with an Open Letter June 12, 2014: In response to Split This Rock’s recent open-letter to Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, urging him to appoint a person of color as the next Poet Laureate, Rob Casper, Head of the [...] by

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

Trethewey Discusses Penn Warren in Final Lecture as PLOTUS May 16, 2014: Earlier in the week we mentioned that Natasha Trethewey was concluding her tenure as U.S. poet laureate. Today, we report on her final lecture in which she discusses the poetry of Robert Penn Warren [...] by

Natasha Trethewey to Conclude Tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate May 14, 2014: On May 14th, Natasha Trethewey will conclude her tenure as United States Poet Laureate: a position that she has held for the past two years. From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: After two terms as [...] by

Denise Duhamel on Great Books by Women Authors to Check Out in 2014 (Or Sooner) December 18, 2013: Yeah! Check them all out at Huffington Post! As the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013, I had a unique opportunity to examine where we are as a culture in terms of verse. As the series [...] by

Natasha Trethewey Appointed to Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate June 11, 2013: This just in from Jacket Copy: Natasha Trethewey has been appointed to a second one-year term as U.S. Poet Laureate. The Pulitzer Prize winner is also currently serving a four-year term as poet [...] by

Our Slaves: Caring for Masters, Deforming Mastery (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2013: This post is a continuation of the conversation I started last week with the same title. There’s so much that can be written on both Natasha Trethewey’s “Native Guard” and Yusef [...] by

Our Slaves: Meditations on the Traffic of Black Bodies in Print (Part 1 of 2) April 24, 2013: April 18, 2013 The Chicago River is swollen; and for the first time in over a century, they are allowing it to flow into Lake Michigan, the lake that provides the city’s drinking water. A [...] by

Natasha Trethewey (SRO) on Whitman and the Civil War January 31, 2013: The Washington Post reports on PLOTUS Natasha Trethewey’s recent lecture at the Library of Congress, in which she argued that “One hundred and fifty years later, Americans are still [...] by

Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Praised by The Washington Post and Slate September 14, 2012: Last night, Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States, gave her inaugural reading at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. If you missed it, Slate posted a nice recap of the reading [...] by