Thursday, August 28, 2014

Natasha Trethewey places poetry archive at Emory

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Natasha Tretheway

Former two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is placing her archive at Emory University, where she is an English professor and director of the Creative Writing Program.

Her archive is housed in the university's Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library and includes her collection of drafts, early unpublished writings, and old computers, according to Kevin Young, Emory's curator of literary collections. The archive is "a revelation," Young says in a quote provided by Emory University. "It shows not only the origins, drafts and energy of her award-winning work, but also the untold history and profound questions we face."

Currently open to researchers, Tretheway's archive joins MARBL's vast literary collection which includes the papers of Alice Walker, James Dickey, W.B. Yeats, and Emory University Distinguished Professor Salman Rushdie.

"Emory has been for me an intellectual home," Trethewey says, "and I am delighted to join the community of writers included in MARBL's fine collections."

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