Creighton University - Center for Health Policy & Ethics

23rd Women & Health Lecture

Natasha Trethewey,
United States Poet Laureate

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:00
Witherspoon Concert Hall, Joslyn Art Museum

Natasha Trethewey (pronounced TRETH-eh-way) was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is the author of four collections of poetry and won the Pulitzer Prize for Native Guard about one of the first black regiments in the Civil War. In Thrall, (2012) Ms. Trethewey explores the historical, cultural, and social forces that determine the roles consigned to a mixed race daughter and her white father. Ms. Trethewey is the author of Domestic Work, Bellocq's Ophelia, and the prose book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A memoir is forthcoming in 2013. Ms. Trethewey is a professor of creative writing at Emory University.