Film, Video Poet Laureate Civil War Reading

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  • Poet Laureate Civil War Reading


  • Natasha Trethewey reads historically focused poems in celebration of "The Civil War in America" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

Event Date

  • January 30, 2013


  • -  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

  • 52 minutes 37 seconds

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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