TITLE: Poet Laureate Civil War Reading
SPEAKER: Natasha Trethewey
EVENT DATE: 01/30/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes
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Natasha Trethewey reads historically focused poems in celebration of "The Civil War in America" exhibition at the Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: 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.