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Natasha Trethewey

Board of Trustees Professor of English

M.F.A. University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000), Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002), Native Guard (2006)—for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize—and Thrall, (2012). In 2010 she published a book of non-fiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. In 2013 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2017 she received the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities.


Creative Writing


Monument: Poems New & Selected
Monument: Poems New & Selected (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)
Best American Poetry 2017
Best American Poetry 2017 (Scribner, 2017)
Thrall: Poems
Thrall: Poems (Mariner Books, 2012)
Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press , 2010)
Native Guard: Poems
Native Guard: Poems (Mariner Books , 2006)
Bellocq's Ophelia: Poems
Bellocq's Ophelia: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2002)
Domestic Work: Poems
Domestic Work: Poems  (Graywolf Press, 2000)

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