WWBA 2022 Poet-in-Residence Natasha Trethewey: Discussion and Poetry Reading
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Discussion and Q&A: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Poetry Reading: 6:00-7:00 PM EST
“Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.”
-Librarian of Congress James Billington
WWBA is delighted to share the distinguished voice of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Natasha Trethewey. She was appointed United Stated Poet Laureate in 2012 and 2013.In her second term as United States Poet Laureate, Trethewey’s signature project was a PBS NewsHour Poetry Series, “Where Poetry Lives.” In this series, Trethewey traveled with Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown to cities across the United States in order to explore societal issues such as Alzheimer’s, domestic abuse, the civil rights movement, and incarcerated teenagers—all through the prism of poetry, literature, and Trethewey’s own personal experiences.
$10 Registration for Evening Poetry Reading: