Beyond Katrina A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

ISBN-10: 0820343110

ISBN-13: 9780820343112

Edition: 2010

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Description: Beyond Katrinais poet Natasha Trethewey’s very personal profile of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the people there whose lives were forever changed by hurricane Katrina.Trethewey spent her childhood in Gulfport, where much of her mother’s extended family, including her younger brother, still lives. As she worked to understand the devastation that followed the hurricane, Trethewey found inspiration in Robert Penn Warren’s bookSegregation: The Inner Conflict in the South, in which he spoke with southerners about race in the wake of theBrowndecision, capturing an event of wide impact from multiple points of view. Weaving her own memories with the experiences of family, friends, and neighbors, Trethewey traces the erosion of local culture and the rising economic dependence on tourism and casinos. She chronicles decades of wetland development that exacerbated the destruction and portrays a Gulf Coast whose citizens—particularly African Americans—were on the margins of American life well before the storm hit. Most poignantly, Trethewey illustrates the destruction of the hurricane through the story of her brother’s efforts to recover what he lost and his subsequent incarceration.Renowned for writing about the idea of home, Trethewey’s attempt to understand and document the damage to Gulfport started as a series of lectures at the University of Virginia that were subsequently published as essays in theVirginia Quarterly Review. ForBeyond Katrina, Trethewey has expanded this work into a narrative that incorporates personal letters, poems, and photographs, offering a moving meditation on the love she holds for her childhood home.A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

NATASHA TRETHEWEY is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University. She was the 2012 Poet Laureate of the United States. Native Guard, her third collection of poetry, received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was published in 2010. She lives in Atlanta.

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