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Natasha Trethewey named Mississippi poet laureate

James FlanneryJames Flannery has recently been named to a newly established Global Irish Network by the Office of the Taioseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.  Flannery was chosen as representatives of the global Irish diaspora of some 70 million people. He will act as an adviser to the Irish government in this area.

Flannery is Winship Professor of the Arts and Humanities and director of the W.B. Yeats Foundation
at Emory.

He has also been named an International Associate Artist at the Abbey Theatre, the National Theatre of Ireland and Irishman of the Year by the Hibernian Benevolent Society of Atlanta for service to the Irish community.

Lynne HufferLynne Huffer
received the Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship.

Huffer is professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies in Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

Huffer received the recognition in the field of English for her essay "Are the Lips a Grave?" published in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
has been appointed Mississippi's poet laureate by Gov. Haley Barbour.

Trethewey is Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing.

The Mississippi poet laureate program honors outstanding Mississippi writers and promotes the state's literary arts. Trethewey, a Pulitzer Prize winner, will be responsible for promoting the literary arts in Mississippi through readings of her work at meetings, seminars and conferences across the state.

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