October 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
Gwinnett Reads Book Discussion
Part of Fall Into The Arts 2012
Wednesday, October 3 at 6:00pm
The 2012 Gwinnett Reads author is Pulitzer Prize winner and the Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey. Her work combines free verse with more traditional forms like the sonnet and the villanelle to explore memory and the racial legacy of America.
Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Trethewey is the author of three collections of poetry: Domestic Work (Graywolf Press, 2000), Bellocq's Ophelia (Graywolf, 2002), and Native Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of a book of creative non-fiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Georgia, 2010.) Join us as we celebrate the release of her newest book, Thrall.