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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.
Natasha Trethewey is the author of two previously published collections, Belloq’s Ophelia and Domestic Work. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, she was the recipient of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Grolier Poetry Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches creative writing at Emory University.
Table of Contents
|Theories of Time and Space||p. 1|
|The Southern Crescent||p. 5|
|Genus Narcissus||p. 7|
|Graveyard Blues||p. 8|
|What the Body Can Say||p. 9|
|Photograph: Ice Storm, 1971||p. 10|
|What is Evidence||p. 11|
|After Your Death||p. 13|
|At Dusk||p. 15|
|Scenes from a Documentary History of Mississippi||p. 21|
|King Cotton, 1907|
|Glyph, Aberdeen 1913|
|You Are Late|
|Native Guard||p. 25|
|Again, the Fields||p. 31|
|My Mother Dreams Another Country||p. 37|
|Southern History||p. 38|
|Southern Gothic||p. 40|
|Elegy for the Native Guards||p. 44|
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