Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Why I Write: Natasha Trethewey on Poetry, History, and Social Justice

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Emory University's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Emory University's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Emory University's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Feb 15, 2010

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/EmoryUniversity
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/EmoryUniversity
Follow us on Google+: http://www.Gplus.to/Emory

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey talks about why she writes poetry in this Emory University Distinguished Faculty Lecture held on February 3, 2010. Sharing stories from her childhood and experiences as a student learning her craft, she reveals the many lessons and literary influences that have shaped her poetry. "The soul sings for justice and the song is poetry," she says.

To illustrate her message, she reads the following poems: "A Postcard from Okama," by Terrance Hayes (25:23); "Dar He," by R. T. Smith (29:06); and "The Crowd He Becomes," by Jake Adam York (36:38).

Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her 2007 collection 'Native Guard'. She is the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry and Professor of English at Emory.

The 15th annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, part of the Life of the Mind Series and sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Council, took place as a part of the celebration of Founders Week.

Faculty Homepage
http://creativewriting.emory.edu/facu...

  • Category

  • License

    Standard YouTube License

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to