Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 7, 2012

New poet laureate

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey. Photo by Joel Benjamin via LOC.

The Library of Congress announced today that Natasha Trethewey is the next US poet laureate. Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. According to the New York Times, “Her work combines free verse with more traditional forms like the sonnet and the villanelle to explore memory and the racial legacy of America.”

You can find her collection “Domestic Work: Poems” at the Montclair branch.


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