Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Poet Laureate Visiting Gwinnett on Sunday

The 2012 Gwinnett Reads author is Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey. Her work combines free verse with more traditional forms like the sonnet and the villanelle to explore memory and the racial legacy of America.

Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Trethewey is the author of four collections of poetry: Domestic Work, Bellocq's Ophelia, Native Guard, for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and her newest book, Thrall. She is also the author of a book of creative non-fiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Join us on Sunday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m., in the Student Center at Georgia Gwinnett College to hear Trethewey discuss her work. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Joyce Parks, director of the B.J. Chorale.

Click on any of the above links to request any of the books mentioned, or click here for a full list.

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