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Alumna named U.S. Poet Laureate - Class Notes Extras
September 2012 Issue
Natasha Trethewey (BA ’89), who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2007, takes her seat this month as the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2012-13, as selected by the Library of Congress. The Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, Trethewey has maintained close ties to UGA, contributing to the Georgia Review and participating in readings and workshops sponsored by the university. Her 2010 book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a personal profile of the devastation of hurricane Katrina in her home region, was published by the UGA Press. Captain of the cheerleading squad while at UGA, Trethewey earned her undergraduate degree in English from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. She went on to earn a master’s degree in English and creative writing from Hollins University and a master of fine arts in poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Domestic Work, 1937 All week she’s cleaned someone …
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