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Natasha has an excellent command of the English language, and a distinct talent for poetic prose. Both well researched and emotionally gripping; Native Guard is worth a read.Published 2 months ago by Levi Christopher Sorenson
I'm a huge fan of Trethewey . . . and this collection did not disappoint. Her use of metaphor mixed with personal life and history as well as broader his-story speaks to my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by anita
I have read all four of Tretheway's books of poetry since I started reading her in graduate school ten years ago. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. D. Varn
I read "thrall" first and could not imagine another of N Threthewey's collection s being finer. There is no comparison. Each stands on its own. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mary-faith marriott
Very moving. I could not put it down until I had finished it. I am also planning to reread it, something I don't remember ever doing.Published 8 months ago by Irkutsk
I came to this collection after reading the wonderful poem "Myth" which appears within. I was surprised and disappointed to find it was one of the only stand out poems. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Naomi F
A Christmas ('14) gift from my son (when he asked, I said, "Oh, something from the later poet laureates), this book of poems and this poet were complete strangers. Read morePublished 11 months ago by P. Laster
The author is of mixed race. Her parents had to leave Mississippi in order to legally marry. Although her body of work is greater, the author in this book tells something of her... Read morePublished 12 months ago by James C. Casterline