Natasha Trethewey


Natasha Trethewey Poems

1. Kitchen Maid With Supper At Emmaus, Or The Mulata 2/27/2014
2. Miscegenation 2/10/2015
3. South 3/13/2014
4. Myth 3/13/2014
5. Pilgrimage 2/27/2014
6. Vespertina Cognitio 3/13/2014
7. Elegy For The Native Guards 3/13/2014
8. Incident 3/13/2014
9. Providence 2/27/2014
10. Theories Of Time And Space 3/13/2014
11. History Lesson 3/13/2014
12. Flounder 1/20/2003
13. Domestic Work, 1937 1/13/2003
14. Letter Home 1/20/2003

Comments about Natasha Trethewey

  • Tom Squires Tom Squires (3/3/2016 6:59:00 PM)

    lovely poem bare and i love the line where the reflection disapears

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  • Joe Breunig Joe Breunig (10/15/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Congrats on your Pulitzer Prize! Enjoyed the article on you (Poets & Writers mag / Sep-Oct 2012) .

    -Joe Breunig
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
    A Journey Of... Poetic Purpose

  • Mo. (10/10/2007 10:32:00 AM)

    Congratulations on your Pulitzer Prize-winning! ! !

Best Poem of Natasha Trethewey

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
in my best, hands covered with the lace gloves
you crocheted- no one needs a girl. How flat
the word sounds, and heavy. My purse thins.
I spend foolishly to make an appearance of quiet ...

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