By Natasha Trethewey
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780547571607, 96pp.)
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard explored Natasha Trethewey’s relationship with her black mother. Now, her new collection, Thrall, takes on the uneasy relationship between her and her white father. It charts the intersections of public and personal history that determine the roles to which a mixed-race daughter and her white father are consigned.
NATASHA TRETHEWEY is the current U.S. Poet Laureate and is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. Native Guard, her third collection of poetry, received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was published in 2010.
"Utterly elegant." —Elle Magazine