2019 Inaugural August Wilson House Fellow
Natasha Trethewey is the author or editor of seven books of poetry and prose. She is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and has served twice as the Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. Professor Trethewey will visit Duquesne in March 2019.
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Domestic Work by
Call Number: PS3570 .R433 D66 2000 - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2000
In this debut collection, Natasha Trethewey draws moving domestic portraits of families, past and present, caught in the act of earning a living and managing their households. Small moments taken from a labour-filled day reveal the equally hard emotional work of memory and forgetting, and the extraordinary difficulty of trying to live with or without someone.
Bellocq's Ophelia by
Call Number: PS3570.R433 B45 2002 - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2002
In the early 1900s, E.J. Bellocq photographed prostitutes in the red-light district of New Orleans. His remarkable, candid photos inspired Natasha Trethewey to imagine the life of Ophelia, the subject of her stunning second collection.
Native Guard by
Call Number: PS3570 .R433 N38 2007X - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2006
Trethewey's new book of poems pays homage to the Black soldiers who served in the Civil War and whose voices have echoed through her own life. The racial legacy of the Civil War echoes through elegiac poems that honor her own mother and the forgotten history of her native South. Native Guard is haunted by the intersection of national and personal experience.
Call Number: PS3570 .R433 T47 2012 - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2012
The stunning follow-up volume to her 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard, by America's new Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's poems are at once deeply personal and historical--exploring her own interracial and complicated roots--and utterly American, connecting them to ours.
Conversations with Natasha Trethewey by
Call Number: PS3570.R433 Z46 2013 - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2013
The interviews featured within Conversations with Natasha Trethewey provide intriguing artistic and biographical insights into her work.
Congregation: Poems by
Call Number: PS3570.R433 C76 2014x - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2014
Congregation is ... a "love letter to the Gulf Coast, a praise song, a dirge, invocation and benediction, a requiem for the Gulf coast." Here are the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Katrina, speaking to her with the folk wisdom, and faith, of the survivor.
Best American Poetry 2017 by
Call Number: PS617 .B474 2017x - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2017
Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers "a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable" (Robert Pinsky).
Monument: Poems: New and Selected by
Call Number: PS3570.R433 A6 2018 - 2nd floor
Publication Date: 2018
"[Trethewey's poems] dig beneath the surface of history--personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago--to explore the human struggles that we all face."--James H. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress Layering joy and urgent defiance--against physical and cultural erasure, against white supremacy whether intangible or graven in stone--Trethewey's work gives pedestal and witness to unsung icons.