Natasha Trethewey Quote: “I’ve been telling my students, ‘Imitate…”

I’ve been telling my students, ‘Imitate, imitate.’ And they say, ‘Well, what if I plagiarize, or what if I’m not original? I want to be myself.’ And I always tell them, ‘Your self will shine through’… If you allow yourself to feel deeply and honestly, what you say won’t be like anyone else.

Natasha Trethewey


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Name: Natasha Trethewey
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: April 26, 1966
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