Natasha Trethewey is the author of Native
Guard (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), and Bellocq’s
and Domestic Work (2000), winner of the first Cave Canem
Poetry Prize, both from Graywolf.
Among her many honors are the Grolier Poetry Prize; fellowships
from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the NEA, and
the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund; and a Pushcart
Her work has been widely published and
collected in various anthologies, including in The New Young
American Poets (Southern Illinois, 2000),
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Longman,
2004), The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry (Oxford
University, 2005), and twice in Best American Poetry. Trethewey
is an associate professor of creative writing at Emory University
and is currently Writer in Residence at Duke University.