2015/10/24

Book Review:
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey

Title: Thrall
Author: Natasha Trethewey
Published: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 84
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
A collection of poetry about race, politics and history.


Review:
I quite enjoyed this collection. For me, this is one of those collections that are enjoyed as a whole, but there are very few poems that stand out to me.

I really enjoyed the themes of race and family, mixing with history and politics. It's historical and still somewhat personal, though I feel like it could've gone deeper on the personal side. There is also a part of this book where the poetry are based on works of art, and as I hadn't seen most of them, I found that part a bit confusing.

What I enjoy most about modern poetry is when I either connect with it on a personal level, or it's so personal that it hits me straight in the heart. Sadly, this collection didn't do that. It was still good though.

I would recommend this if you enjoy poetry and have an interest in art and history.


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