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GREENSBORO, N.C. — The most recent U.S. poet laureate will speak next Tuesday at UNCG.

Natasha Trethewey served as 19th Poet Laureate of the United States from 2012 to 2014. She has written four volumes of poetry; her 2006 collection, “Native Guard,” was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

Trethewey will read from her most recent work, “Thrall,” and then talk with the audience. She’ll sign copies of “Thrall” afterward.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. It’s free and open to the public.