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Bending Theater to Serve Poetry – Native Guard at the Alliance

Natasha Trethewey and Susan Booth
Natasha Trethewey and Susan Booth

A Pulitzer Prize-winning work will take to the Alliance Theater stage this week. The theater is presenting Native Guard by former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, in what they’re calling a “theatrical installation.” WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with the poet and with the Alliance’s Artistic Director Susan Booth about their approach to the work.

Native Guard opens on the Hertz Stage of the Alliance Theatre Friday September 26 and runs through October 19. You can find more information on Atlanta PlanIt.

Hear Natasha Trethewey read and discuss her poem “Graveyard Blues” here:

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