Tenth Anniversary Edition
“By looking at the vast devastation with sober and poetic eyes, Trethewey has written a hauntingly beautiful book.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Heartfelt, righteous, humane, Beyond Katrina richly deserves to become one of the indispensible Katrina books.”
“Beyond Katrina is more about the storm’s sociological and psychological results for the Coast and its people, North Gulfport in particular, than its physical damage. But it’s seldom about generalizations. . . . This is a powerful, sometimes painful, book that gets underneath comfortable memories—wherever the reader lives.”
—Biloxi and South Mississippi Sun-Herald
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.
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