In this Sept. 18, 2012 photograph taken at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey speaks about her resistance to poetry as a young girl and now

 

              In this Sept. 18, 2012 photograph taken at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey speaks about her resistance to poetry as a young girl and now
In this Sept. 18, 2012 photograph taken at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey speaks about her resistance to poetry as a young girl and now wanting to develop a national discussion on poetry and its relevance to society and place. Trethewey has authored three books of poetry and also serves as Mississippi's Poet Laureate. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)