Natasha Tretheway

Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Natasha Trethewey is from Gulfport Mississippi. She earned an M.A. in poetry from Hollins University and an M.F.A in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. Her literary works include: Domestic Work, Bellocq's Ophelia and Native Guard which received the Pulitzer Prize. Trethewey's honors include the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She is a professor of English at Emory University where she holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry.

(Bio from Poets.org)