Some People Like Poetry.

The poetic stylings of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Now available from Natasha Trethewey, the current Poet Laureate, her newest collection, THRALL. 
Called “utterly elegant” by Elle, THRALL explores the historical, cultural, and social forces—across time and space—that determine the roles consigned to a mixed-race daughter and her white father. While tropes about captivity, bondage, inheritance, and enthrallment permeate the collection, Trethewey, by reflecting on a series of small estrangements from her poet father, comes to an understanding of how, as father and daughter, they are part of the ongoing history of race in America.  
THRALL confirms not only that Natasha Trethewey is one of our most gifted and necessary poets but that she is also one of our most brilliant and fearless.

Now available from Natasha Trethewey, the current Poet Laureate, her newest collection, THRALL. 

Called “utterly elegant” by Elle, THRALL explores the historical, cultural, and social forces—across time and space—that determine the roles consigned to a mixed-race daughter and her white father. While tropes about captivity, bondage, inheritance, and enthrallment permeate the collection, Trethewey, by reflecting on a series of small estrangements from her poet father, comes to an understanding of how, as father and daughter, they are part of the ongoing history of race in America.  

THRALL confirms not only that Natasha Trethewey is one of our most gifted and necessary poets but that she is also one of our most brilliant and fearless.

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