Format:
Book
Author:
Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966- author.
Title:
Monument : poems : new and selected / Natasha Trethewey.
Publisher, Date:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
©2018
Description:
189 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Layering joy and urgent defiance -- against physical and cultural erasure, against white supremacy whether intangible or graven in stone -- Natasha Trethewey's work gives pedestal and witness to unsung icons. Monument, her first retrospective volume, draws together verses that delineate the stories of working-class African American women, a mixed-race prostitute, one of the first black Civil War regiments, mestizo and mulatto figures in casta paintings, Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. Through the collection, inlaid and inextricable, winds the poet's own family history of upheaval and loss, resilience and love... As a whole, Monument casts new light on the trauma of our national wounds, our shared history. This is a poet's remarkable labor to source evidence, persistence, and strength from the past in order to change the very vocabulary we use to speak about race, gender, and our collective future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
American poetry -- 21st century.
Poetry.
Genre:
Poetry.
Other Title:
Poems. Selections
LCCN:
2018012255
ISBN:
9781328507846
132850784X
Other Number:
1016633235
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
406171
Call Number:
811/.54
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1