Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130329, 20120713, 20100212, 20080411
Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her collection Native Guard, which traces her personal history growing up as a biracial child in the South, and includes poems about the Union's first black regiment on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Trethewey reads from this book and also discusses her earlier collection, Domestic Work, which won the first Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
As an attorney for the California Supreme Court, Michael Nava moonlighted as a novelist, authoring seven novels in the Henry Rios mystery series, six of which won the Lambda Literary Awards for Gay Men's Mystery books. (Now retired, he's reimagine...
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