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Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
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Mar 24, 2010

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Discovered this book in the take-a-book-leave-a-book pile in my workplace. It took me a while to get into Trethewey's understated tone, but once I got the gist, whoa. Dark and to the point, these poems aren't interested in protecting the reader through clever turns of phrase. Through them, I learned new facts pertaining to the violent history of race in the US -not just in context, but in emotion, and not without humor.

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