Natasha Trethewey


Poems of Natasha Trethewey

1. Domestic Work, 1937 1/13/2003
2. Elegy for the Native Guards 3/13/2014
3. Flounder 1/20/2003
4. History Lesson 3/13/2014
5. Incident 3/13/2014
6. Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus, or The Mulata 2/27/2014
7. Letter Home 1/20/2003
8. Myth 3/13/2014
9. Pilgrimage 2/27/2014
10. Providence 2/27/2014
11. South 3/13/2014
12. Theories of Time and Space 3/13/2014
13. Vespertina Cognitio 3/13/2014

Letter Home

--New Orleans, November 1910

Four weeks have passed since I left, and still
I must write to you of no work. I've worn down
the soles and walked through the tightness
of my new shoes calling upon the merchants,
their offices bustling. All the while I kept thinking
my plain English and good writing would secure
for me some modest position Though I dress each day

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