Natasha Trethewey M.A. ’91 is this spring’s Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Writer-in-Residence. Trethewey received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent collection of poetry, Native Guard. In January 2012 she was named poet laureate of Mississippi. Her previous poetry collections include Domestic Work and Bellocq’s Ophelia, which was adapted for the Hollins stage and performed in February 2012. Trethewey’s father, Eric Trethewey, is a poet and professor of English at Hollins.