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Natasha Trethewey Discusses Her Mississippi Roots

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Uploaded on Jul 12, 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.

Poems Discussed: "Miscegenation"; "The South"; "Saturday Matinee"; "Elegy"; "Mexico"; "The Book of Castas"

Topics: Return to Atlanta; recovery of repressed memories and recovery of her mother; reclamations of place; presence of her father in her poems; new work, toward Thrall; "broadening of the focus"

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http://www.southernspaces.org/

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