America’s Poet Laurete is Keynote Speaker
This year’s festival keynote speaker is Natasha Trethewey, the new U.S. Poet Laureate who will deliver her address at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University. Rumor has it that she will introduce her newest collection of poems, Thrall, to the standing room only audience. Ms.Trethewey received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory, and is also the Poet Laureate of Mississippi, her native state.