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Natasha Trethewey served as U.S. poet laureate in 2012 and 2013. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard. Nancy Crampton/Broadside hide caption

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After Years Of 'Willed Amnesia,' Trethewey Opens Up About Her Murdered Mother

When Natasha Trethewey was 19, her stepfather killed her mother. Tretheway says she aimed to "forge a new life for myself that didn't include that past." Her new memoir is Memorial Drive.

Natasha Trethewey served as U.S. poet laureate in 2012 and 2013. She won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 2006 collection Native Guard. Nancy Crampton/Broadside hide caption

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After Years Of 'Willed Amnesia,' Trethewey Opens Up About Her Murdered Mother

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