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Poet Natasha Trethewey to Read

Natasha Trethewey to Read on April 21

April 21, 2011

Johnson State College’s writing and literature department will host Natasha Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of Domestic Work, Bellocq’s Ophelia, Native Guardand Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Coast, who will read from her collections.

Trethewey has won numerous awards for her writing, including the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem Poetry prize.Bellocq’s Ophelia won the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. This year Trethewey will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Trethewey’s fourth poetry collection,Thrall, will be published in fall 2012.

The reading, sponsored in part by the News and Citizen, will be in the Stearns Student Center Performance Space at Johnson State College on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jacob White at 802-635-1343 or .