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An Evening with Natasha Trethewey
The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation Distinguished Speakers Series

Book signing to follow. 

Admission is free.


“Trethewey’s verse is as accessible as it is brilliant.”—Washington Post

“One of the most important American poets of our time.”—Paris Review 

Natasha Trethewey is the author of the award-winning New York Times best seller Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir; a far-reaching book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and five acclaimed collections of poetry. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, served two terms as the nineteenth poet laureate of the United States, and received the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry from the Library of Congress. 

Describing the powerful introspection, investigation, and urgency of Memorial Drive, Hannah Giorgis of The Atlantic writes, “A former U.S. poet laureate’s new memoir reflects on the power of storytelling to help us grieve—and offers lessons for surviving the cataclysms of the present.”

At this special event, the distinguished poet and memoirist will read from recent work. A conversation with USC professor Danzy Senna, esteemed novelist and essayist, will follow.

Presented by the USC Department of English and USC Visions and Voices, with support from the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation and our media partner, KCRW.

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