In Gulfport, Mississippi and Decatur, Georgia, poet Natasha Trethewey reads "Congregation," a meditation about family members, friends, and landscape affected by Hurricane Katrina, and a coming to terms with autobiography and loss.
Congregation is part of the Poets in Place series, a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University's Presidential Woodruff Fund, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Series producers are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.
|Natasha Trethewey reads her poem "Congregation," 2010. Poem text.|
|National Park Service Gulf Islands Regional Map of Gulfport, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast|
Selected Published Works:
Trethewey, Natasha. Bellocq's Ophelia. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2002.
———. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010.
———. Domestic Work. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2000.
———. Native Guard. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
Natasha Trethewey Discusses New Book "Beyond Katrina"
2007 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Mississippi Meditations: A Poet Looks 'Beyond Katrina'. NPR Interview with Terry Gross
PBS NewsHour Interview with Jeffrey Brown
Poets.org entry for Natasha Trethewey
Trethewey, Natasha. "Our Loss, Through the Eye of the Storm." New York Times, 28 August 2010.
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