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Natasha Trethewey

Poetry Month 2014: We Need Writers So We Can Continue to Exist

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.22.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

We're past the halfway mark, but happy Poetry Month, anyway. It's still April after all. And while taxes (for most of us) are done, poetry is still going strong.

Black History Month Musings: on Langston Hughes and the 'Best New Poets'

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.12.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

African American poets gave a glimpse into what W.E.B. Dubois famously identified as 'The Souls of Black Folks.' Our students honored their poetic forbears which was also a manifesto about the importance of poetry in young people's lives.

Detroit Children Tell Us "Where Poetry Lives" -- on PBS NewsHour

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

In the eyes of some, such as CBS's 60 Minutes, we are led to believe Detroit is akin to "Mogadishu.'' But I am proud that our work, and that of so many other committed Detroiters, paints a truer picture.

US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Is Reappointed

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The nation's poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, has been appointed to a second one-year term. The Library of Congress was set to anno...

Rosa Parks' Grandfather

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 04.13.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Many of Detroit's youth arts organizations are intentionally carrying forward the inheritance that we honor by remembering figures like Dr. King and Mother Parks, as she is affectionately called among Detroiters.

First Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Kate Gale | Posted 02.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Gale

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Department of Cultural Affairs are proud to announce the city's first laureate, Eloise Klein Healy.

U.S. Poet Laureate Talks Inspiration, Poetry Stereotypes

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books

CLEVELAND, Miss. -- Natasha Trethewey smashes stereotypes about poets. She's not stuffy. Or shy. Or aloof. As U.S. poet laureate, the 46-year-old des...

Natasha Trethewey Begins her Domestic Work as Poet Laureate

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

This month, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey officially began her stint as Poet Laureate of the United States. One of Trethewey's poems that I return to often is "Housekeeping."

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Strives to Revive the "Ghost of History"

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books
Nancy Rubin Stuart

One of the nation's youngest Poet Laureates and the first Southerner to receive that award since 1986, Natasha Trethewey's work marries "the ghost of history" with emotive poetry.

New Laureate Is More Than the Sum of Her Parts

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Marcia Dawkins

As the product of a union that was still a crime in Mississippi when her parents married, and of a nation still bearing the scars of its broken union, Natasha Tretheway is the voice of a history that has been largely unwritten.

Natasha Trethewey in My Classroom

Monica Edinger | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Monica Edinger

Natasha Trethewey was my school's artist-in-residence in 2007 and so I am absolutely delighted that she has just been named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate.

Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

WASHINGTON — A poet-historian representing a younger generation of writers will soon take office on Capitol Hill, overlooking the politicians, i...