Beyond Katrina
A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Natasha Trethewey
Tenth Anniversary Edition

Updated with a new epilogue, the former U.S. Poet Laureate’s portrait of the Mississippi Gulf Coast region

Reviews

“Within this book’s quiet thoughts lies a powerful story of things long gone that will never come back. What is lost can only be captured by memory. And Trethewey’s prose captures memory with poetic precision.”
—W. Ralph Eubanks, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered

“By looking at the vast devastation with sober and poetic eyes, Trethewey has written a hauntingly beautiful book.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Beyond Katrina is poet Natasha Trethewey’s very personal profile of her natal Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the people there whose lives were forever changed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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 the Virginia Quarterly Review. For Beyond Katrina, Trethewey 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. In this new edition, Trethewey looks back on the ten years that have passed since Katrina in a new epilogue, outlining progress that has been made and the challenges that still exist.

A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication

Page count: 160
12 b&w photos
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5

 



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List price: $19.95
978-0-8203-4902-2
08/01/2015

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Natasha Trethewey was the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, 2012–14. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Thrall, Domestic Work, Bellocq’s Ophelia, and Native Guard, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.