Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey Poems

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

Comments about Natasha Trethewey

  • Nicolas Cruz (3/8/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    Y'all remember when I got bullied? XD XD XD LOL Y'ALL DEAD XD WILD

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

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

  • 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

Domestic Work, 1937

All week she's cleaned
someone else's house,
stared down her own face
in the shine of copper--
bottomed pots, polished
wood, toilets she'd pull
the lid to--that look saying

Let's make a change, girl.

But Sunday mornings are hers--
church clothes starched
and hanging, a record spinning
on the console, the whole house
dancing. She raises the shades,
washes the rooms in light,
buckets of water, Octagon soap.

Cleanliness is next to godliness ...

Windows and doors flung wide,
curtains two-stepping
forward and back, neck ...

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