Poems discussed: “Monument”; “Elegy for the Native Guards”; “Providence”; “Prodigal I” from Congregation (VQR)
Topics: Monuments: to the Native Guard and for Trethewey’s mother; the book, Native Guard, as a monument; physical and psychological landscapes; hurricanes and other threats to landscapes’ stability; poems as epitaphs; “the documentary impulse”
“Jake Adam York Interviews Natasha Trethewey,” and interview with Natasha Trethewey
Published on June 25, 2010
Jake Adam York and Natasha Trethewey discuss psychological geographies, southern regions, music and form in writing, estrangement and familiarity in poetry, self and the city in an interview recorded in Decatur, Georgia, on May 13, 2010.