Natasha Trethewey

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Natasha Trethewey (born April 26, 1966) is an American poet who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in June 2012; she began her official duties in September. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard, and she is the Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Cre ...
Popular Poems
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Domestic Work, 1937
All week she's cleaned
someone else's house,
stared down her own face
in the shine of copper--
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2.
Letter Home
- New Orleans, November 1910

Four weeks have passed since I left, and still
I must write to you of no work. I've worn down
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3.
Flounder
Here, she said, put this on your head.
She handed me a hat.
you 'bout as white as your dad,
and you gone stay like that.
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4.
Vespertina Cognitio
Overhead, pelicans glide in threes—
their shadows across the sand
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5.
Theories Of Time And Space
You can get there from here, though
there's no going home.
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Rich and intriguing poetry, spanning across geographical envelopements of her mind while as well haunting the ghosts of a complex historical past. Beautiful poetry.
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M Asim Nehal 27 March 2019
A wonderful poetess. I am sure your poems will shine like stars.
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Prabir Gayen 13 December 2018
Congratulation my dear poetess for all you did as a poet and a good human being...
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Nicolas Cruz 08 March 2018
Y'all remember when I got bullied? XD XD XD LOL Y'ALL DEAD XD WILD
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Tom Squires 03 March 2016
lovely poem bare and i love the line where the reflection disapears
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Joe Breunig 15 October 2012
Congrats on your Pulitzer Prize! Enjoyed the article on you (Poets & Writers mag / Sep-Oct 2012) . -Joe Breunig Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory A Journey Of... Poetic Purpose
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Molaire Jules 10 October 2007
Congratulations on your Pulitzer Prize-winning! ! !
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