Poet Laureate to Kick Off GSU Speaker Series

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ATLANTA (AP) - United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is set to kick off a speaker series at Georgia State University.
 
Trethewey will read excerpts from her newest book, "Thrall: Poems," on Jan. 16. The event is part of the university's Centennial Speaker Series.
 
The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing and reception.
 
Trethewey won a Pulitzer Prize for her 2006 work, "Native Guard," and is the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate. Her first poetry collection, "Domestic Work," published in 2000 received several awards.
 
Trethewey has also written "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," a nonfiction book.
 
She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University, and is also the poet laureate of Mississippi.

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