There is good reason why Natasha Trethewey was named Poet Laureate.
The selections in this book draw heavily on auto-biographical material. Read more
I heard her speak and was enthralled. The book did not draw me in in the same way. I really enjoy the spoken word.Published 6 months ago by jeriful
I gave this to a friend that likes poetry. While I don't know yet how he likes it, but he was impressed reading about the authorPublished 8 months ago by Eva E. Thorburn
Superb. A real insight to living in the South. Faulkner wrote some great fiction, but his poetry is nothing compared to Ms. Trethewey's.Published 10 months ago by Cara
Every word is well chosen to share a story with insight and emotion. Poems are short and should be read slowly to capture the power in each sentence, phrase and word.Published 10 months ago by Barbara Stettler
I really like the way this poet describes what is happening. She is able to share her emotions with the reader in a thoughtful way.Published 11 months ago by karen seefelt
It would never have occurred to me to write a biography in poems, but I loved this. And also learned a lot while reading it.Published 12 months ago by Juliana Lightle