U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to Publish Memoir
Last month, Mississippi-born Emory University faculty member Natasha Trethewey was named the next U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. Her tenure will begin this September, when she will take over the role from Philip Levine.
It was recently announced that Trethewey will be penning a memoir, and that she chose Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins, as her publisher. The decision came after what Ecco president Daniel Halpern called one of the most “emotionally intense” auctions for a book he could remember.
According to the publisher, the book will cover “the intersections of personal and cultural history as it navigates the channels and byways of memory and race in America.” It is tentatively scheduled to be published in 2014.
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