The answer is Natasha Trethewey, but you knew that.
Born in Mississippi in 1966, Mrs. Trethewey has had an illustrious career resulting in many books and awards, including the 2007 Pulitzer for Poetry for her 2006 book, Native Guard.
Listen to her haunting poem, Myth.
Or, watch a video of Natasha Trethewey talking about her third book, Native Guard here.
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