Title

More Than a Moment's Monument: Sonnets in Native Guard

Document Type

Lecture

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Publication Date

9-16-2020

Abstract

This lecture on Native Guard, the Pulitzer-Prize winning poetry collection by Natasha Trethewey, was recorded in September 2020. The lecture was designed for students and faculty in the Freshman Studies program. This program, a multidisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts, has been a cornerstone of the Lawrence curriculum since 1945.

The lecturer, Melissa Range, is Associate Professor of English at Lawrence. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Horse and Rider (2010) and Scriptorium (2016), which was selected for the National Poetry Series award by Tracy K. Smith. Professor Range is currently at work on her third poetry collection, dealing with the abolitionist movement in the United States.

The lecture also features four Lawrence students: Meghan Hunter ’21, Hyland Flores ’21, Ryn Hintz ’21, and Janai’ Robbins ’21.

Department

English

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FRST Natasha Thethewey Lecture

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