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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 editor, David Lehman, and I searched through literary magazines for an entire year, our list of contributors organically grew. When all was said [...] 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 laureate of Mississippi, making her the first person to serve as poet laureate of country and state. She also teaches English and Creative Writing [...] 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 Komunyakaa’s “Cape Coast Castle.” I am just venturing in a toe in a mighty deep pool. Please, after reading this blog, won’t you come wade with [...] 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 fertilizer plant in Waco, Texas smolders after a violent explosion. In Copley Square, the FBI and all manner of secret and not-so-secret police tweeze [...] 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 fighting the Civil War... The field of battle is now historical memory, and gatling guns have been replaced by symbols, but the contest over what sort of nation this [...] 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 this morning. Trethewey emerged from a magical-seeming contraption that slid open at the back of the auditorium. (The librarian of Congress, [...] by

Details on Natasha Trethewey’s Inaugural Reading as PLOTUS September 12, 2012: From the Library of Congress: Natasha Trethewey, a poet-historian who gives voice to the forgotten with clarity and beauty, will give her inaugural reading as the 19th Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13. The reading, which will open the Library’s 2012-2013 literary season and kick [...] by

Natasha Trethewey on Composing “Elegy” August 15, 2012: See this feature, in the Atlantic, in which Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey recounts the process of writing "Elegy" for her father. Here's a snippet: As much as we love each other, there is some growing difficulty in my adult relationship with my father. Because we're both writers, we're having a very intimate conversation in a [...] by

Natasha Trethewey On Her New Duties as PLOTUS June 11, 2012: Newly named Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey spoke with NPR's Morning Addition about her new position. Here's a taste: Natasha Trethewey is the newly-announced, 19th United States poet laureate. The position is described by the Library of Congress as "the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans." Trethewey [...] by

Natasha Trethewey named 19th Poet Laureate June 7, 2012: Later today, the Library of Congress will announce that Natasha Trethewey will take over the duty of Poet Laureate from Philip Levine. From the New York Times: The Library of Congress is to announce Thursday that the next poet laureate is Natasha Trethewey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of three collections and a professor of creative [...] by