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PBS NewsHour | New Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Explores Human Struggles | PBS

Duration: 03:00
Program: PBS NewsHour #10345
Broadcast Date: Jun. 7, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey was named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, the Library of Congress announced Thursday -- noting her ability to "dig beneath the surface of history." The NewsHour first profiled her in 2006 for her third book of poems, "Native Guard." Jeffrey Brown reports.

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Post Date: June 7, 2012