Library Of Congress Names Natasha Trethewey Next Poet Laureate

Trethewey, 46, is the author of three poetry collections, one of which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. She’s the first black Poet Laureate since Rita Dove in 1993, and the first Southerner to hold the post since Robert Penn Warren in 1944.

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