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Natasha Trethewey: Bellocq's Ophelia

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Natasha Trethewey: Bellocq's Ophelia
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Natasha Trethewey, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, read poems from two of her collections, Bellocq’s Ophelia and Native Guard, and explained the history of her poems. She discussed the research that she does to compose her poems and using the dictionary to explore meanings of words. Her advice to burgeoning poets was to “fall in love with sentences.”moreless

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