Natasha Tretheway, author of three poetry collections and winner of Pulitzer Prize, fights back tears as she speaks after being named 19th U.S. poet laureate, during celebration in Decatur, Georgia

 
Natasha Tretheway, author of three poetry collections and winner of Pulitzer Prize, fights back tears as she speaks after being named 19th U.S. poet laureate, during celebration in Decatur, Georgia
Natasha Tretheway (C), author of three poetry collections and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, fights back tears as she speaks after she was named the 19th U.S. poet laureate, during a celebration in Decatur, Georgia June 7, 2012. Tretheway is only the second Southerner appointed to the position and will officially take up her duties in the fall. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)