Trethewey reappointed as U.S. poet laureate

NEW YORK — The nation’s poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, a Mississippi native, has been appointed to a second one-year term. The Library of Congress announced Trethewey’s reappointment.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet published a poetry collection in the fall. In her second term, she will work with PBS senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown and the NewsHour’s poetry series on reports about poetry and society from around the country. Her term begins in September.

Trethewey, 47, is also poet laureate in Mississippi, where she is serving a four-year term. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for her collection “Native Guard.”

Associated Press