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Name: Natasha Trethewey                                                             
Born: 26 April 1966                                                                 
Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966) is an American poet, who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize     
in poetry for her 2006 collection "Native Guard."                                   
Trethewey was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. She earned a B.A. in English from       
the University of Georgia, an M.A. in poetry from Hollins University and an M.F.A.   
in poetry from the University of Massachusetts. She is Phillis Wheatley             
Distinguished Chair in Poetry at Emory University.                                   
2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry                                                       
2004 Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation for residency at the Bellagio       
Study Center                                                                         
2003 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation                   
2001, 2003, 2007 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Book Prizes               
2001, 2007 Lillian Smith Award for Poetry                                           
2000 Bunting Fellowship for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard     
1999 First Annual Cave Canem Poetry Prize for Domestic Work, selected by Rita       
1999 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts