Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Natasha Trethewey Reads 'Benediction'

I close out National Poetry Month with United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reading "Benediction", a poem she wrote the day her brother was released from prison after serving time for a drug offense. The reading was given at King County Juvenile Detention Center, which Trethewey and arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown visited for their "Where Poetry Lives" series for PBS NewsHour. Read Trethewey's "Poet's Notebook: Difficult Knowledge" about her visit.

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