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Film, Video Inaugural Reading of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

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Title

  • Inaugural Reading of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

Summary

  • On June 7, 2012, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library's Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013. Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate, opened the Library's annual literary season with a reading of her work.

Event Date

  • September 13, 2012

Notes

  • -  Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 26, 1966. She is the author of four poetry collections and a book of creative non-fiction. Her honors include the Pulitzer Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

Running Time

  • 51 minutes 57 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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