More Than a Moment's Monument: Sonnets in Native Guard
This lecture on Native Guard, the Pulitzer-Prize winning poetry collection by Natasha Trethewey, was recorded in September 2021. 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 (in order of appearance): Karina Herrera ’22, Chloe Thomas ’23, Parker Elkins ’22, and Smailyn Nicasio ‘22
Range, Melissa, "More Than a Moment's Monument: Sonnets in Native Guard" (2021). First-Year Studies Lectures. 11.