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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Jan 30, Erika Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Heard on All Things Considered. Before Katrina or After Katrina. Trethewey occasionally refers to an unforgettable quote by fellow Southern writer Flannery O’Connor to describe the feelings she and her fellow Mississippians shared in the aftermath of Katrina: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, this is a deeply felt book about a part of the country and an experience I know little about.

A new one can be rebuilt, but the old one is forever just a memory.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This old shack that my snowball stand is in — I can’t even tear it down to build a new one. I would imagine that if you are not familiar with this part of the country you may not enjoy the book tethewey much as I did. Whatever economic base the community might have had because of local businesses began to evaporate when they could no longer afford to stay open.


Kagrina have changed, and the funds to rebuild don’t cover the new costs of building. Everyone had to take care of his own before he could worry about anyone else. This hardly sounds like the plucky, well-run, relatively egalitarian story that Mississippi rubs in the face of Louisiana. She closes the book on a hopeful note, despite the serious trouble her brother finds himself in, and the reader is left with the sense that the survivors of Katrina will fight back against the odds and reclaim their livelihood and the heritage that defines the proud state of Mississippi.

I enjoyed reading this reflection of the Gulf Coast of Katrona and the results of Hurricane Katrina.

Review: Beyond Katrina

I felt outraged by the price jacking and such sorrow after reading about what Trethewey’s brother accomplished right before Hurricane Katrina hit. I enjoyed reading natawha prose, and I wish I, too, had a touch of the poet. Jan 25, Lauren rated it it was ok Shelves: Contact Contact Us Help. Refresh and try again. The continuing of old traditions but also pushing other old traditions out.

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Roughly five miles from the beach and downtown, the place called North Gulfport was once the northernmost settlement beyond the city. For Sale signs abound, and developers seeking ntaasha fill in the nearby wetlands continue to threaten the environmental safety of North Gulfport’s residents. November Curated by: Trethewey earned her B. It shows the reality of how one thing leads to another.

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Her poetry added greatly to the understanding she intended to convey about how devastating and life-changing Katrina was to everyone but most harmfully to the poor. I was pretty young when Katrina occurred and have never really educated myself on the topic. I think Our new US poet laureate lives in my neighborhood. Our new US poet laureate lives in my neighborhood.

Jan 21, Claudia Putnam rated it really liked it Shelves: I lost all my business. August 25, 4: Son Dixon booked them at his club, and they stayed with me.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. She is subtle, telling the stories of her family and other disadvantaged people. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In May Trethewey delivered the commencement speech at Hollins University and was awarded an honorary doctorate.