‘Meditation at Decatur Square’ author awarded American Academy of Poets fellowship
Emory professor and former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey has been awarded an American Academy of Poets fellowship, Emory University says.
Thretheway, a Pultizer-prize winner, is the author of “Meditation at Decatur Square.”
According to a press release from Emory University, “The fellowship, which comes with a $25,000 stipend, is presented to one poet each year in recognition of distinguished poetic achievement. Established in 1946, the award is given in memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Ingram Merrill and was the first of its kind in the United States.”
Thretheway is “pleased to be chosen by a group of her peers” the press release said.
“It comes at a time when I’m trying to work on another book of poems, as well as trying to finish a memoir,” she said in the press release. “It’s a wonderful vote of confidence.”