PBS NewsHour

New Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Explores Human Struggles

Clip: 06/07/2012 | 2m 59s

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey was named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, the Library of Congress announced Thursday -- noting her ability to "dig beneath the surface of history." The NewsHour first profiled her in 2006 for her third book of poems, "Native Guard." Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 06/07/12

Rating: NR

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