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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Part of bejond reaction to this book was due to my misunderstanding of its premise; I thought it would be more of a historical or sociological look back at the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, but it was more of a memoir or essay combined with poetry.

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For Beyond KatrinaTrethewey 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. I haven’t seen him in years, but when I stop in, he gives me a free snowball, and we stand in the shade of a big live oak, reminiscing.

Before Katrina or After Katrina. The Inner Conflict in the Southin which he spoke with southerners about race in the wake of the Brown decision, capturing an event of wide impact from multiple points of view. What is lost can only be captured by memory. What is lost can only be captured by memory.

Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Natasha Trethewey

This book could easily reach the status of required reading for middle-school through university curriculae. As Robert Hass has written, ‘A word is elegy to the thing it signifies. Many got their jobs back, but property owners increased their rents substantially, leaving many of them unable to pay their bills.


Trethewey’s mother, a social worker, was part of the inspiration for Native Guard, which is dedicated to her memory. But Trethewey refuses to let that oversimplification go unchallenged. But this is such an important testimony.

Jul 25, Debbie Howell rated it really liked it. I enjoyed reading her prose, and I wish I, too, had a touch of the poet. Feb 10, Patricia Murphy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

For Sale signs abound, and developers seeking to fill in the nearby wetlands continue to threaten the environmental safety of North Gulfport’s residents. Rather than simplifying the idea that desegregation was immediately and equally good for everyone, he focuses on the nuances of what some people lost: Even if, tragically and paradoxically, that same heart no longer has a physical reference point upon which to hang or wrap its yearning and grief for what has been lost.

One of two historically African American communities that sprang up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast after emancipation, North Gulfport has always been a place where residents have had fewer civic resources than those extended to other outlying communities. Like the gifted memoirist she proves to be in the pages of Beyond Katrina: Don’t have a Kindle? The layers of what is life, life in Mississippi. Without a doubt, it should be mandatory reading for every elected public official.

Start reading Beyond Katrina: Son owned several rental houses and was known as a good landlord among people for whom housing was sometimes a struggle.


Moving ‘Beyond Katrina’ Through Poetry And Prose

In times of crisis and natural disaster, America seems to come together and join as one unit, despite differences. He was beyone of only three people out here who had a Cadillac. Threthewey examines at the history of the Gulf Coast, tracing the rise of casinos and the decline of the wetlands alongside her personal family history. I felt the humid, heart-heaviness in the air.

Review: Beyond Katrina

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The Inner Conflict in the Southin which he spoke with southerners about race in the wake of the Brown decision, capturing an event of wide impact from multiple points of view.

I look forward to her upcoming poetry collection Thrallwhich will explore her relationship with her white father, a professor of poetry at Hollins College, and her experiences as an interracial child and young woman. Now, the house is a museum of everything. Natasha Trethewey’s father is also a poet; he is a professor of English at Hollins University. I felt outraged by the price jacking and such sorrow after reading about what Trethewey’s brother accomplished right before Hurricane Katrina hit.

Before Beyond KatrinaTrethewey made her mark on American letters as a poet.

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