Pulitzer Prize-winner Trethewey named U.S. poet laureate

Tretheway, author of three poetry collections and winner of Pulitzer Prize, raises toast after she was named 19th U.S. poet laureate,during celebration in Decatur, GeorgiaNEW YORK (Reuters) – Natasha Trethewey, author of three poetry collections and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was named on Thursday as the 19th U.S. poet laureate, becoming only the second Southerner appointed to the position. The Library of Congress, in announcing the appointment, said Trethewey would succeed Philip Levine and officially take up her duties in the fall, around the time her fourth collection, "Thrall," is due to be published. Trethewey, an English and creative writing professor at Emory University in Atlanta, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection "Native …

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