Natasha Tretheway talks to friends after she was named 19th U.S. poet laureate, during celebration in Decatur, Georgia

 
Natasha Tretheway talks to friends after she was named 19th U.S. poet laureate, during celebration in Decatur, Georgia
Natasha Tretheway, author of three poetry collections and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, talks to friends 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 SOCIETY)