Natasha Trethewey, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta is now a columnist for The New York Times Magazine. Each week, Professor Trethewey will select a poem for publication in the magazine. She will offer readers a short introduction to the poetry. Here is a link to her first column.
Professor Trethewey, who served two terms as Poet Laureate of the United States, said “I’m hoping to introduce the public to poets they may not know anything about, and to poems, even if they generally don’t read poetry.”
Professor Trethewey is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) and three other poetry collections. She is also the author of Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (University of Georgia Press, 2010).
A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Professor Trethewey is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She holds a master’s degree from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.