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Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Trethewey)

Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey delivers her final lecture, "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force," closing the spring literary season at the Library of Congress.

Speaker Biography: Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on April 26, 1966. She is the author of four poetry collections and a book of creative non-fiction. Her honors include the Pulitzer Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi.

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