The stunning follow-up volume to her 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard , by America's new Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's poems are at once deeply personal and historical--exploring her own interracial and complicated roots--and utterly American, connecting them to ours. The daughter of a black mother and white father, a student of history and of the Deep South, she is inspired by everything from colonial paintings of mulattos and mestizos to the stories of people forgotten by history. Meditations on captivity, knowledge, and inheritance permeate Thrall , as she reflects on a series of small estrangements from her poet father and comes to an understanding of how, as father and daughter, they are part of the ongoing history of race in America. Thrall confirms not only that Natasha Trethewey is one of our most gifted and necessary poets but that she is also one of our most brilliant and fearless.
Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
84 p. ;,24 cm.
Miracle of the black leg
De Español y de India Produce Mestiso
De Español y Negra Produce Mulato
De Español y Mestiza Produce Castiza
The Book of Castas
Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus; or, The Mulata
Dr. Samuel Adolphus Cartwright on Dissecting the White Negro, 1851
De Español y Negra; Mulata
Questions Posed by the Dream
Bird in the House
How the Past Comes Back
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Statement of Responsibility:
American poetry 21st century.