Georgia Review: Natasha Trethewey and Stephen Dunn

WED, OCT 17, 2007 (1:20:45)

Natasha Trethewey and Stephen Dunn read and discuss their recent poetry. The poets are presented by The Margaret Mitchell House and The Georgia Review. Natasha Trethewey‘s most recent collection is Native Guard, for which she won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. A professor at Emory University, she is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poetry collections include Domestic Work and Bellocq’s Ophelia. Stephen Dunn is the author of 16 books, including Different Hours, which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Since 1974 he has taught at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey, where he is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. Dunn is the recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creative Writing Fellowships.

+ BIO: Natasha Trethewey

Poet Natasha Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. Her first poetry collection, Domestic Work (2000), won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry prize, 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, was a finalist for both the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin and Lenore Marshall prizes, and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library Association. Her work has appeared in several volumes of Best American Poetry, and in journals such as Agni, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and The Southern Review, among others. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University, and an M.F.A in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

+ BIO: Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn was born in New York City in 1939. He earned a B.A. in history and English from Hofstra University, attended the New School Writing Workshops, and finished his M.A. in creative writing at Syracuse University. Dunn has worked as a professional basketball player, an advertising copywriter, and an editor, as well as a professor of creative writing. Dunn’s other honors include the Academy Award for Literature, the James Wright Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Dunn is currently Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing and lives in Port Republic, New Jersey.

Partner
Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
Series
African American Culture Series
Poetry Month Series