Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey to read at UGA

Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Review is pleased to announce that Natasha Trethewey, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry and a University of Georgia graduate, will give a reading on campus on Jan.16 at 4 p.m. in room 171 of the Student Learning Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

Natasha Trethewey, who was born in Gulfport, Miss., has a B.A. in English from UGA, an M.A. in English and creative writing from Hollins University, and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. Her most recent collection is Native Guard (2006), for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. Her first poetry collection, Domestic Work (2000), won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize (selected by Rita Dove), a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her second collection, Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002), received the 2003 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. Trethewey has published widely in literary and other magazines, including The Georgia Review. She currently holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University.

The Georgia Review, one of the nation’s top literary magazines, has been continuously published at the University of Georgia since 1947. Among its numerous awards and honors are the 2007 National Magazine Award in essays and a 2007 Governor’s Award in the Humanities.