Natasha Trethewey was recently named the 19th US Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey was recently named the 19th US Poet Laureate. Some people at Miami University may remember that she came to do a reading here in 2008. You can actually see videos of her reading at Miami at this website.

Here are several articles about her recent appointment:

New Laureate Looks Deep Into Memory

Poet Laureate: 'Poetry's Always A Kind Of Faith'

Who Is the New Poet Laureate?

If you'd like to read some of her poetry, we have several of her collections:

Bellocq's Ophelia: Poems. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3570.R433 B45 2002

Native Guard. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3570.R433 N38 2006

Domestic Work: Poems. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3570.R433 D66 2000

You might also be interested in her recent collection of essays, poems, and letters about the effects of Hurricane Katrina:

Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3570.R433 B49 2010