The topic will be the works of Natasha Trethewey, this year’s guest artist in Marygrove’s Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. Dr. Audrey Becker and Dr. Frank Rashid will facilitate the discussion as they introduce the craft and vision of the current US Poet Laureate.
A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Trethewey has published four poetry collections: Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006) and Thrall (2012). Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Native Guard and has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Trethewey is currently Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University as well as State Poet Laureate of Mississippi.
Trethewey will deliver the annual Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
As always, tasty food will be plentiful at our Lunchtime Conversation.