Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014).
She is the author of four collections of poetry, Thrall (2012), Native Guard (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Bellocq's Ophelia (2002); and Domestic Work (2000) which was selected by Rita Dove as the winner of the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African
American poet and won both the 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry.
5:00 PM- 5:45 PM MEET THE SPEAKER: MCKENNA HALl ROOM 106
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM LECTURE/Q & A: MCKENNA HALL AUDITORIUM
7:00 PM- 7:30 PM BOOK SIGNING: MCKENNA HALL