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Natasha Trethewey — Miscegenation Poetry Unbound

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Were you born during a time when laws were different? What impact did those laws have on you?

In this poem, Natasha Trethewey recalls the story of how her parents crossed state lines to wed because Mississippi forbade interracial marriage at the time. It is written in the form of a ghazal, with birth and belonging, names and death coming together.

Were you born during a time when laws were different? What impact did those laws have on you?

In this poem, Natasha Trethewey recalls the story of how her parents crossed state lines to wed because Mississippi forbade interracial marriage at the time. It is written in the form of a ghazal, with birth and belonging, names and death coming together.

10 min

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