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Natasha Trethewey and John Edgar Wideman
Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series Archives

Poet Natasha Trethewey and fiction writer John Edgar Wideman read from their work as part of the 2008/2009 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series on Monday, November 10, 2008, at the Alley Theatre.

Natasha Trethewey won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2007 for her collection Native Guard. Her other works include Bellocq’s Ophelia and Domestic Work, which was chosen by Rita Dove to receive the inaugural Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best first book by an African American poet. John Edgar Wideman is the winner of two PEN/Faulkner Awards for his novels Sent for You Yesterday and Philadelphia Fire. His second memoir, Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Wideman’s 18th book is Fanon, about Frantz Fanon, the psychiatrist and revolutionary whose work inspired liberation movements around the world. The reading was followed by an on-stage interview.

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