S311. A Reading by Edward Hirsch and Natasha Trethewey, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets

Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Saturday, April 2, 2016
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm


The Academy of American Poets will present a reading by the award-winning and bestselling poets Edward Hirsch and Natasha Trethewey. Edward Hirsch is the author of nine books of poetry and has received the National Book Critics Award and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner, was appointed as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States in 2012. Jen Benka, the Executive Director of the Academy of American Poets, will introduce the event.



Jen Benka is the executive director of the Academy of American Poets. She worked previously as the managing director of Poets & Writers and for 826 National. She is the author of Pinko and A Box of Longing with Fifty Drawers. Jen holds an MFA from the New School.

Edward Hirsch has published nine books of poems, including Gabriel: A Poem, a book-length elegy, and five books of prose, among them A Poet's Glossary, a full compendium of poetic terms.

Natasha Trethewey


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center