PBS NewsHour

Conversation: Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

Clip: 09/21/2012 | 8m 34s

The new official face of American poetry is one familiar to NewsHour viewers. Natasha Trethewey has just taken on the job of poet laureate of the United States, appointed by the Librarian of Congress. She's the author of four books of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Native Guard" and her latest, "Thrall."

Aired: 09/21/12

Rating: NR

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