This Time, This Voice: A Profile of Natasha Trethewey

This Time, This Voice: A Profile of Natasha Trethewey

by Kevin Nance

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Posted 9.1.12

Kevin Nance
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This is the most difficult book I’ve ever written, because I knew I was going to say difficult things—things about my father, things about race, things that audiences may not want to contend with as they relate to themselves.

Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethewey, whose fourth poetry collection, Thrall, is out this month, has far exceeded the woefully low expectations some had placed on her. And the new poet laureate is just getting started.