African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Poetry Reading: Natasha Trethewey

Posted in Events by beineckepoetry on October 24, 2006

Natasha Trethewey

Please join us for a reading by poet Natasha Trethewey on Wednesday, November 8, 4:00 pm at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street. This event is co-sponsored by the African American Studies Department. A reception will follow; this event is free and open to the public. For additional information about poetry at the Beinecke Library visit:

Natasha Trethewey’s first book of poems, Domestic Work, was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet in 2000. Since then, she has published two additional collections: Bellocq’s Ophelia and Native Guard. She has been awarded the Grolier Prize, the Margaret Walker Award for Poetry from Poets & Writers magazine and QBR: The Black Book Review. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Bunting Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She is a member of the Dark Room Collective and an associate professor of English at Emory University.

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