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Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, native of Gulfport, Mississippi, and current resident of Decatur, Georgia, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the first Southerner to hold the title since the original poet laureate: Robert Penn Warren. She is also the first African-American poet laureate since Rita Dove in 1993. From the […]