Southern Poet Honored with National Poetry Appointment

June 12, 2012

Natasha Trethewey has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate.

A Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate of Misssisippi, Ms. Trethewey is currently a professor at Atlanta’s Emory University. She is one of the youngest poets named as U.S. Poet Laureate, and the first Southern poet in many years to be named to the post.

The announcement has been widely reported, such as here at the Huffington Post.

The following books written by Trethewey are available from the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library:

  • Domestic Work (2000)
  • Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002)
  • Native Guard (2006)
  • Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (2010)

A Month’s Worth of Poetry Readings

April 7, 2009

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s an unusual number of  poetry readings scheduled throughout Atlanta this month.

Check Poetry Atlanta’s website for details, and treat yourself to some free or low-cost poetry from local poets.

In a Poet’s Footsteps

March 26, 2009

Get a jump on April’s National Poetry Month by resolving to read at least one book of poems sometime next month. Meanwhile, you might enjoy this article from the National Geographic Society about a modern photographer’s retracing of 1689 journey made by revered Japanese haiku writer Basho.

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