2022 Poet In Residence Natasha Trethewey Discussion and Reading

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 Moderated Discussion, which includes admission to the Evening Poetry Reading:
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$10 Registration for Evening Poetry Reading: 

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For more about this event and poet, please click here: https://www.waltwhitman.org/poets-poetry/2022-poet-in-residence-natasha-trethewey/
This event is made possible with funds from the Restart NY Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council.