New Letters
On The Air

Natasha Trethewey

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170901, 20160212

In the first part of this interview, Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16) and guest editor of Best American Poetry 2017, Natasha Trethewey talks about her work that deals with history, racism, and family, including her first creative non-fiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf CoastTrethewey also reads from her poetry collection, Thrall, which includes an elegy for her now deceased father, the poet Eric Trethewey, in front of an audience as part of the 2015 Humanities Lecture Series at Kansas University’s Hall Center for the Humanities. New Letters on the Air also has an earlier interview that features Trethewey’s first three poetry books, including the Cave Canem Prize winning, Domestic Work, and the Pulitzer Prize winning, Native Guard. The second part of this interview and an earlier 2008 program with Natasha Trethewey are available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Mississippi, Family, The Gulf Coast, Elegy | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship |

See All audio

    Monica Youn

    A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...

    Tyehimba Jess

    Tyehimba Jess, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry reads from his multi-award winning Olio at the ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Tankard, Silwance, Gershun & Wiltfong

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Overland Park, Kan.

News

UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.