Pulitzer Winner Tretheway Named 2009 Wilson Poet



wilsonpoet_tretheway2.jpgAlbion College's 2009 Wilson Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, visits Albion College on Tuesday, March 3, to read from her poetry collections. The reading will take place in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall at 7 p.m.

Author of three books of poetry, “Domestic Work,” “Bellocq’s Ophelia,” and most recently, “Native Guard,” Trethewey has received several honors and awards, with her third book bringing her the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

Trethewey's work has appeared in “The best American Poetry” 2000 and 2003, and in journals such as “Agni,” “American Poetry Review,” “Callaloo,” “Gettysburg Review,” and “Kenyon Review,” among others. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trethewey is also the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts for Poetry and was also named the 2008 Georgia Woman of the Year.

The Wilson Visiting Poet Award was created by C. Thomas and Frances Wilson, Albion College alumni, in order to bring poets to campus. This event is also sponsored by the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center, the Department of English, and the Department of Ethnic Studies. For more information, contact assistant professor of English Helena Mesa at (517) 629-0438 or .