- Name: Natasha Trethewey
- Born: 04/26/1966 (54 years old)
- Occupation: Poet, professor
Natasha Trethewey (born April 26, 1966) is an American poet who was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 2012 and again in 2013. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard, and she is a former Poet Laureate of Mississippi.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2007 awd, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, 2012 awd, United States Poet Laureate, 2012, 2014 awd, Lamont Poet at Phillips Exeter Academy, 2012 awd, Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities, 2017
School: AB, University of Georgia,, MA, Hollins University,, MFA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Birth Place: Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.
Natasha Trethewey quotes :
Growing up, my birthday was always Confederate Memorial Day. It helped to create this profound sense of awareness about the Civil War and the 100 years between the Civil War and the civil rights movement and my parents' then-illegal and interracial marriage.Natasha Trethewey