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Film, Video Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

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  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey


  • Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

Event Date

  • December 07, 2013


  • -  Natasha Trethewey served two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2013). She is the author of four poetry collections, including her newest, "Thrall" (2012). Her other collections are "Native Guard" (2006), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; "Bellocq's Ophelia" (2002); and "Domestic Work" (2000). She is also the author the nonfiction book "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast" (2010). Trethewey also served as the Poet Laureate of Mississippi. Her other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is the four-time recipient of the Book Prize from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and has twice received the Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and was named the 2008 Georgia Woman of the Year.
  • -  Oldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, she holds a lineage rooted in the very beginnings of American country music, with its deep cultural and historical connections to the South. Rosanne's own thoughtful, genre-blurring approach, encompassing country, rock, roots and pop influences, has earned a Grammy Award, the Americana Honors and Awards' Album of the Year, and eleven #1 singles. A few recent projects include concerts and talks at the Spoleto Festival, Toronto's Luminato festival and the Festival of Arts and Ideas, and collaborations with the Minnesota Orchestra, Lincoln Center, and San Francisco Jazz.

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  • 1 hours 1 minutes 43 seconds

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