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Natasha Trethewey Named Poet Laureate

Originally published in Washingtonian. Natasha Trethewey has been named the 19th US poet laureate, succeeding Phillip Levine. Trethewey, 46, joins a distinguished line of poets who’ve held the coveted post at the Library of Congress over the years, including W.S. Merwin,Kay Ryan, Charles Simic, and Rita Dove. Her duties will begin in the fall. In a statement released today, the … Continue reading