Natasha Tretheway named US Poet Laureate

The news has been circulating for a few days, but: Natasha Tretheway, a native of Gulfport and author of four wonderful books of poetry and nonfiction, has just been named United States Poet Laureate. What with Kristen Dupard’s recent championship at the Poetry Out Loud national competition, it’s been a good few weeks for poetry in Mississippi.