The ‘existential wound’ that fueled poet Natasha Trethewey’s acclaimed career

Natasha Trethewey is a two-time U.S. poet laureate and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her collection “Native Guard.” Now, she has written a memoir about her childhood, the murder of her mother and her own career calling. Titled “Memorial Drive,” the book came out Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with Trethewey for our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas.

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