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Native Guard: Poems

Native Guard: Poems

"Natasha Trethewey made me fall in love with poetry. I was in high school when I first heard her speak, and realized what it meant for an author to breathe life into their work. But reading this collection, too, is like living in a haunted dream. Feeling loss deep in the gut, we travel with Tretheway to the South-- made real through both personal experience and history of place.


My favorite poems:

Genus Narcissus, p.7
Southern History, p.38
Southern Gothic, p.40"

Jen L.

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Author Natasha Trethewey
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication Date 2007-04-03
Section Poetry / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Jen L.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780618872657

Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and beguiling collection is a haunting conversation between personal experience and national history.

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