Natasha Tretheway named Poet Laureate

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that Natasha Trethewey,  an English and creative writing professor at Emory University, will be the Library’s Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013.  Since 1986, a Poet Laureate has been appointed for a  one-year term, based on poetic merit.  Recent Poet Laureates have worked on projects that broaden the audience for poetry.  Trethewey will take up her duties in September.  For further information see the LC announcement.

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