Posts by: Joey Connelly

“Thrall” by Natasha Trethewey


In many ways, Natasha Trethewey continues in Thrall, her newest collection of poems, themes and ideas started in Native Guard, her previous Pulitzer Prize winning book. In both collections, she examines identity and race. What is remarkable about Trethewey’s approach to these issues is the emotional distance she maintains from the incredibly personal subject matter.