By Natasha Trethewey
]Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Natasha Trethewey's elegiac Native Guard is a deeply own quantity that brings jointly legacies of the Deep South.
The identify of the gathering refers back to the Mississippi local Guards, a black regiment whose position within the Civil warfare has been mostly neglected via heritage. As a baby in Gulfport, Mississippi, within the Sixties, Trethewey may gaze around the water to the fortress on send Island the place accomplice captives as soon as have been guarded via black infantrymen serving the Union reason. The racial legacy of the South touched Trethewey's lifestyles on a way more quick point, too. the various poems in local shield pay loving tribute to her mom, whose marriage to a white guy was once unlawful in her local Mississippi within the Nineteen Sixties. Years after her mother's tragic dying, Trethewey reclaims her reminiscence, simply as she reclaims the voices of the black infantrymen whose provider has been all yet forgotten.
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