Poets in Place

About the Project

In an ongoing series of born-digital videos, Poets in Place presents contemporary poets reading and discussing their poems in locations they write about. Selected by US poet laureate and Emory professor of creative writing Natasha Trethewey, the writers represented in Poets in Place give voice to the continuities and changes in regions such as the Black Belt, Carolina Piedmont, Atlanta metropolitan region, Gulf Coast, Southern Appalachians, and Lowcountry. While the poets are attentive to historical tensions, actors, and emotional textures of local environments, their poems have resonance with audiences across the globe.

Among the poets represented are Dan Albergotti, Elizabeth Alexander, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Claudia Emerson, Allison Hedge Coke, Sean Hill, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Rodney Jones, John Lane, Patrick Phillips, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Ron Rash, Natasha Trethewey, and Jake Adam York.

Poets in Place is supported in part by Emory University's Presidential Woodruff Fund and the Office of the Provost. Videos are also available through iTunes.