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The Resource Native guard, Natasha Trethewey

Native guard, Natasha Trethewey

Label
Native guard
Title
Native guard
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Trethewey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These poems explore the complex memory of the American South, history that belongs to all Americans. The sequence forming the spine of the collection follows the ''Native Guard'', one of the first black regiments mustered into service in the Civil War. In the author's hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, a plaque honors Confederate POWs, but there is no memorial to these vanguard Union soldiers. This collection is both a pilgrimage and an elegy, as the author employs a variety of poetic forms to create a lyrical monument to these forgotten voices. Interwoven are poems honoring her mother and recalling her fraught childhood; her parents' interracial marriage was still illegal in 1966 in Mississippi. This book is a narrative caught in the intersections of public and personal testament. As Rita Dove proclaimed, "Here is a young poet in full possession of her craft."
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer prize for poetry, 2007.
Cataloging source
IAC
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.R433
LC item number
N38 2007
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Native guard, Natasha Trethewey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of time and space -- The southern crescent -- Genus narcissus -- Graveyard blues -- What the body can say -- Photograph: ice storm 1971 -- What is evidence -- Letter -- After your death -- Myth -- At dusk -- Pilgrimage -- Scenes from a documentary history of Mississippi -- King Cotton, 1907 -- Glyph, Aberdeen 1913 -- Flood -- You are late -- Native guard -- Again, the fields -- Pastoral -- Miscegenation -- My mother dreams another country -- Southern history -- Blond -- Southern Gothic -- Incident -- Providence -- Monument -- Elegy for the native guards -- South
Control code
ocn123416531
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition
Extent
51 pages
Isbn
9780618872657
Lccn
2005010649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123416531
Label
Native guard, Natasha Trethewey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-49)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theories of time and space -- The southern crescent -- Genus narcissus -- Graveyard blues -- What the body can say -- Photograph: ice storm 1971 -- What is evidence -- Letter -- After your death -- Myth -- At dusk -- Pilgrimage -- Scenes from a documentary history of Mississippi -- King Cotton, 1907 -- Glyph, Aberdeen 1913 -- Flood -- You are late -- Native guard -- Again, the fields -- Pastoral -- Miscegenation -- My mother dreams another country -- Southern history -- Blond -- Southern Gothic -- Incident -- Providence -- Monument -- Elegy for the native guards -- South
Control code
ocn123416531
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition
Extent
51 pages
Isbn
9780618872657
Lccn
2005010649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)123416531

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