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Thrall

By Natasha Trethewey
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey digital book - Fable

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The stunning follow-up volume to Natasha Trethewey's Pulitzer Prize–winning Native Guard, by the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States.

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.

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Slightly Smiling Face“so intensely beautiful, a mic of ekphrastic and autobiographical poetry blended seamlessly together to explore ideas surrounding multiracial identity and child-parent relationships…. just so so so beautiful and really hit home for me sometimes”
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“A lovely collection where the author uses her own relationship with her white father as a jumping off point to explore issues of mixed-race identity throughout modern history. “Geography” was a highlight.”

About Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey is a former US poet laureate and the author of five collections of poetry, as well as a book of creative nonfiction. She is currently the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University. In 2007 she won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Native Guard.

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