From The Eagle 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:00 a.m.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey challenged creative writers and performers at Texas A&M to see themselves as pieces of history.

As part of her two-day stop as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M for the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Trethewey held a Q&A workshop and a poetry reading that offered insight into how she incorporates her Mississippi upbringing and her grandmother’s Jim Crow-era stories into Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry that landed her among the ranks of famous American poets like Robert Frost, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kay Ryan and Robert Penn Warren.

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