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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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She has layered on the old story of Camille the new story of Katrina. The author shows the devestating results of the storm on poor black Americans beyknd opposed to the money given to rich entrepreneurs. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To ask other readers questions about Beyond Katrinaplease sign up. Trethewey earned her B.

nataha David Wojahn author of Interrogation Palace: Poet Laureate in Showing of 33 reviews. Pulitzer Prize winning poet writes soaring beyon 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.

Despite her never being late on rent, never causing any problems or anything, after the hurricane she got kicked out by her landlords, because they needed room to house their own family. We heard little about the Mississippi coast and a great deal about New Orleans. She is subtle, telling the stories of her family and other disadvantaged people. Across Highway 49 from my grandmother’s house and down the street from Tammy’s, Mr.

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She is the Robert W. Poems New and Selected. Part of my reaction to this book was due to my misunderstanding of its premise; Beypnd 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.

Beyond Beyind extends that nuanced vision and compassion into multiple dimensions of the past, present, and future of this immeasurable national tragedy. Perhaps to counter this perception, Joe seems to assume the persona of her grandmother’s beloved brother, Son Dixon — a legendary nightclub owner and African-American entrepreneur — and immerses himself in his Uncle Son’s business of owning and renovating shotgun houses in North Gulfport.

Dec 03, Michael rated it really liked it. A truly great book that brings together beyojd threads that all of us Mississippians feel when we try to understand why we hate and love our native state.

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After Katrina, forces of nature and circumstance lead to his imprisonment. Recalling her reaction to her mother’s death, she said, “that was the moment when I both felt that I would become a poet and then immediately afterward felt that I would not. I liked how she wrote about her brother against the back drop of Katrina and the rebuilding afterwards.

One child I know is afraid to take a bath now because he saw his mother washed out of the house by the storm. Lists with This Book. First seek the kingdom of Godshe tells me, and the rest will follow —says it twice as if to make a talisman of her words. Each generation is further from the events and people to which the names refer–these relics becoming more and more abstract.


Bellocq’s Opheliafor example, is a collection of poetry in the form of an epistolary novella; it tells the fictional story a mixed-race prostitute who was photographed by E. In May Trethewey delivered the commencement speech at Hollins University and was awarded an honorary doctorate. Jan 25, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: In between telling me about what’s going on now, he interjects recollections of the past, revealing his thoughts on what he considers to be the two worst things to have happened to this place — one man-made, one natural:.

Joe, you know that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As she surveys the storm-battered landscape of the place she once called home, Trethewey takes those words to heart. 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. Permits to make renovations and repairs on existing structures were difficult enough to come by, but city officials outright refused to give permits for complete rebuilds—and often, rationale was never given.

Moving ‘Beyond Katrina’ Through Poetry And Prose

I did a good business — until tretheweh desegregated the white hotels. I remember when your uncle built his nightclub right over there. Obviously it explains in depth about how Mississippi, suffered during the aftermath of Katrina. Bring only what you must carry—tome of memory, its random blank pages.

Natasha Trethewey, the newly selected Poet Laureate of the U.