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Library Colloquia Series - Spring 2014

Free and open to the public.

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Susan Garmo at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.

Q & A with Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States

Thursday, April 3, 2014
1:00 pm
North Conference Room

Moderated by Anita Skeen, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

In coordination with Natasha Trethewey's poetry reading on April 2, 7:00 pm, in the RCAH Theater, and cosponsored by the MSU Center for Poetry, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is the nineteenth Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006)—for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize—and, most recently, Thrall, (2012). Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. At Emory University she is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing.

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