Thursday, June 7, 2012
Natasha Trethewey named Poet Laureate
According to the New York Times, the Library of Congress announced that Natasha Trethewey will succeed Philip Levine as our nation's Poet Laureate. She is a Mississipi native and received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will be the first southerner to hold the post since Robert Penn Warren and the first African-American woman since Rita Dove. Her post officially begins this September. Our consortium has a few of her books and many of her poems in various anthologies, you might want to check her out.