Natasha Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Native Guard. Domestic Work was awarded the inaugural Cave Canem poetry prize, a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and the Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Bellocq’s Ophelia received the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. In 2008, Trethewey won the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for Poetry and was named Georgia Woman of the Year. She holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University. Her most recent book is Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Thursday, April 14
3:45 - 4:45 PM
Panel Discussion: A Writer's Response to Environmental Threats
Friday, April 15
3:15 - 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion: Southern Poetic Identities