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Natasha Trethewey

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Anisfield-Wolf: Natasha Trethewey Shares Love And Loss In 'Memorial Drive'

ideastream Arts & Culture

Natasha Trethewey's memoir about the impact of her mother's life and death. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/anisfield-wolf-natasha-trethewey-shares-love-and-loss-in-memorial-drive.


5 Aug 2021

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Our Histories w/ Natasha Trethewey

Attribution with Bob McKinnon

Natasha Trethewey is a two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poems, Native Guard. Her latest book is Memorial Drive; A Daughter’s Memoir. It was a moving and deeply personal conversation. We talked about the debt we both owe to our mothers and how we examine and reconcile our complicated personal and national histories. Links to learn more about: Natasha Trethewey Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir Native Guard Find out more: https://movingupusa.com/podcast HOST Bob McKinnon is a writer, designer, and teacher who asks us to reconsider the way we see success and the American Dream.  His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Fast Company, NPR, and PBS. His own journey out of poverty was captured in his TEDx talk: How Did I End Up Here. Through his writing and this podcast, he hopes to pay tribute and thanks to all those who have helped him and others move up in life. CREDITS Attribution is distributed in part by Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative from PBS flagship station, WNET in New York, reporting on poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America. You can learn more at pbs.org/chasingthedream. This show was edited by No Troublemakers Media. Music by Jonnie “Most” Davis. Our final credit goes to you, the listener, and to everyone who helped you get to where you are today. If this show has reminded you of someone in particular, make their day and let them know.


10 May 2021

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Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of the celebrated memoir Memorial Drive. As a child, she received three books from her father, meant to cultivate her literary sensibility and deepen her understanding of the world, particularly about race and class: Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby, Light in August.  If you were to pick three, what would they be?


27 Feb 2021

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Finding poetry in our moment of crisis | Ft. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

The Areva Martin Podcast

A Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey has developed a high-profile platform for her perspective. Although her poetry gained her an initial following, she hopes to spark difficult conversations by putting her personal story in prose. Hers is a journey fraught with turbulence, from grappling with black womanhood in America to losing her most reliable role model for the challenge at just 19. This anxious moment in our history moment give her insights added gravitas in this emotionally charged edition of the podcast. Connect with Natalie Trethewey: Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/natasha.trethewey.3/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/ntrethewey?lang=en Email: https://www.facebook.com/natasha.trethewey.3/


13 Jan 2021

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Natasha Trethewey's Memorial Drive is a moving tribute to her mother's life

Writers and Company from CBC Radio

The Pulitzer Prize-winner talked to Eleanor Wachtel about Memorial Drive, her memoir that engages with the trauma of her mother's murder by an abusive ex-husband. Warning: this interview includes details of violence.

1hr 2mins

18 Oct 2020

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Bonus: Poet Natasha Trethewey on memory, grief and Black Lives Matter

FT Weekend

In this bonus episode, we bring you a conversation between Lilah and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. In her recent memoir, Memorial Drive, Natasha shares the painful story of her mother's murder at the hands of her stepfather when Natasha was 19. Natasha was born to a black mother and white father in the Deep South during the civil rights movement. When she was an infant, the KKK burned a cross in her family's front yard. In this interview she speaks to the cyclical nature of history, the disease of racism, and the power of memory. This interview was originally recorded at the FT Weekend Live Festival in early September 2020.Get tickets to the virtual October 22 FT NextGen festival here for free, using the promo code FTPodcast.—Watch this conversation between Natasha and Lilah on YouTube —Read Natasha’s piece for the FT, America the Beautiful: three generations in the struggle for civil rights—Read the FT review for Memorial Drive, written by playwright Bonnie Greer—Read Natasha’s poem, Imperatives for Carrying On in the Aftermath See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Oct 2020

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83 - Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey

The Bookstore

Let me warn you up top that we cry in this episode. We read Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey, a memoir about the murder of the author's mother by her step-father. Content warnings for some mild language and discussions of domestic violence. Next time we will be discussing The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. Find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Other books mentioned in this episode: Know My Name by Chanel Miller No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. Website | Patreon


6 Oct 2020

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Poet Natasha Trethewey

Fresh Air archive



15 Sep 2020

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Episode 67: Natasha Trethewey

The Maris Review

Natasha Trethewey is a former US poet laureate and the author of five collections of poetry, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. She is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. In 2007 she won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Native Guard. Her latest book is called Memorial Drive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


3 Sep 2020

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Write On, Mississippi: Season 3. Chapter 8: Natasha Trethewey

Write On, Mississippi!

Former US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, talks with award-winning author, Kiese Laymon about her new memoir, MEMORIAL DRIVE.PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEMURIA BOOKSTORE OF JACKSON, MS  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Aug 2020