Beyond Katrina is poet Natasha Trethewey’s verypersonal profile of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the peoplethere whose lives were forever changed by hur. On one of her trips back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey noticed a sign in. In her reissued and updated memoir, Beyond Katrina, poet Natasha Trethewey, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, tells lots of stories about the.

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Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Jan 25, Taryn rated it really liked it Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page geyond of 1.

A Poet Looks ‘Beyond Katrina’. Dec 14, Angela rated it liked it. Now, the house is a museum of everything. You know where it was — back over there, off old Highway And Trethewey’s prose captures memory with poetic precision.

Somehow, Trethewey did not prepare me for the emotional blows faced by the incarceration of her brother. The Inner Conflict in the Southin which he spoke with southerners about race trethweey the wake of the Brown decision, capturing an natahsa of wide impact from multiple points of view.

Moving ‘Beyond Katrina’ Through Poetry And Prose

Katirna research and history into the Gulf Coast was richly done and the narrative structure along with random poems interspersed within gave this book the feel of a story, than a plain nonfiction book. Even now, it is a place that outsiders assume to be dangerous or insignificant — run-down and low income, a stark contrast to the glittering landscape of the post-Katrina beachfront with kaatrina bright lights and neon bouncing off the casinos onto the water. The Mississippi Coast has not received enough press I hear it distantly, as through water or buffeted by wind: If I tear it down, the city takes the land.


Somewhere in the post-Katrina damage and disarray of my grandmother’s house is a photograph of Joe and me trethwey our arms around each other’s shoulders.

Lists with This Book. There ARE facts and simple declarative statements.

Review: Beyond Katrina | The Common

A truly great book that brings together the threads that all of us Mississippians feel when we try to understand why we hate and love our native state. Heard on All Things Considered. The fact that material is often introduced in prose and then repeated as poetry made it twice as powerful and gave me a chance to savor the true impact of the author’s Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes soaring and thoughtful nonfiction on the meaning of Hurricane Katrina, its impact specifically on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the meaning of memorialization and erasure of natural disaster, woven with memoir about the storm’s impact on her family and on the area where the storm made landfall.

Before Katrina, Joe’s life and business is on track. List of Illustrations p. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. After Katrina, forces of nature and circumstance lead to his imprisonment.


Here, volunteer efforts natsha the way; there, a corrupt and ineffective set of decision-makers allowed poor people to die. This old shack that my snowball stand is in — I can’t even tear it down to build a new one.

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Trethewey was recently named U. Without a doubt, it should be mandatory reading for every elected public official.

The continuing of old traditions but also pushing other old traditions out. He was one of only three people out here who had a Cadillac.

Orion Magazine | Beyond Katrina

This book in particular tells a beyondd personal story of the Gulf Coast and the ongoing problems this fragile society faced and continues to face. Four years gone, she’s still rebuilding the shed out back and sorting through boxes in the kitchen— a lifetime of bills and receipts, deeds and warranties, notices spread on the table, a barrage of red ink: Biloxi and South Mississippi Sun Herald Beyond Katrina examines both the public and personal impact of the tragedy from the perspective of a writer uniquely qualified to undertake katirna a fraught and challenging project.

The layers of what is life, life in Mississippi.