Pulitzer100: Natasha Tretheway On Native Guard

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When Natasha Tretheway was 19, she found out her mother had been murdered by an ex-husband. The only thing that could make sense of the world, Tretheway said, was poetry. Decades later, Tretheway is one of America's most celebrated poets. In this week's episode, we look back on the extraordinary life of this former U.S. poet laureate, and that of another exceptional wordsmith: Maya Angelou. This episode is sponsored in part by the Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative.

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