About Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey is author of three collections of poetry: Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Bellocq’s Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize; and Domestic Work (Graywolf, 2000), winner of the the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize (selected by Rita Dove), a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. The recipient of two Pushcart prizes, her poems have appeared in such journals and anthologies as Georgia Review, The Greensboro Review, The Southern Review, storySouth, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Waccamaw, and The Best American Poetry 2000 and 2003. During the 2005-2006 academic year she was the Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Currently, she holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University.
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