Mississippi Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will appear in Hattiesburg on Thursday, Nov. 6, for a performance with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
Trethewey, the former U.S. poet laureate, will participate in a concert entitled "Made in America" at 7:30 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on the USM campus.
Trethewey will narrate the orchestral version of her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Native Guard. The music was composed by USM alumnus Joseph Britain.
The book contains elegies to her mother, who died while Trethewey was in college, and a sonnet sequence in the voice of a black soldier fighting in the Civil War.