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African American Women Writers

Natasha Trethewey (1966- ), American poet and academic, is a leading voice in African-American poetry. She writes in simple language and in a variety of forms, from sonnets to free verse. Her poetry is distinctive for being inspired by history, particularly photographs, and in weaving together personal and historical narratives of the African-American experience. She is a member of the Dark Room Collective, a tightly knit group of African-American poets founded in 1988.

Genre: Autobiographies and memoirs; Life stories; Poetry

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