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.

Speaking Schedule

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

Sponsors

WUTC 88.1

Medium - Olan & Norma Mills

Hacker & Kitty Caldwell - Wild Hare Books

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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