FW: Distinguished Poet Natasha Tretheway At Huntingdon
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Subject: Distinguished Poet Natasha Tretheway At Huntingdon
The Capitol Book Newsletter
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Attention Poetry Buffs!!
Poet Natasha Tretheway At Huntingdon Tomorrow Night
The Huntingdon College Ellison Writers Festival and Lecture Series will
host poet Natasha Tretheway for a public lecture and reading TOMORROW
NIGHT, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2 AT 7 PM IN FLOWERS HALL.
Natasha Tretheway is the author of three collections of poems, including
the newly released Native Guard ($22 hardcover). Her first collection,
Domestic Work ($14 paperback), won the inaugural 1999 Cave Canem poetry
prize (selected by Rita Dove), a 2001 Mississippi Institute of Arts and
Letters Book Prize, and the 2001 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry. Her
second collection, Bellocq's Ophelia ($14 paperback), received the 2003
Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prize, was a finalist for
both the Academy of American Poets' James Laughlin and Lenore Marshall
prizes, and was named a 2003 Notable Book by the American Library
Association. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, her work has appeared
in The Best American Poetry 2003 and 2000, and in journals such as Agni,
American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New
England Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and Virginia
Quarterly Review, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships from
the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bunting
Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at
Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has
taught at Auburn University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill, and Duke University, where she was the 2005-2006 Lehman Brady
Joint Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies. Currently,
she is associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory
University. She is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi.
The Ellison Writers Festival and Lecture Series is named in memory of
Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison, professor emerita of English who served at
Huntingdon from 1930 to 1971.
We'll be there with all 3 books.
Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106