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The Dirty Side of the Storm

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The Dirty Side of the Storm

By Martha Serpas

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393062663, 89pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

Description
In poems that bear witness to the eroding bayou country and its Cajun culture, Martha Serpas venerates a vanishing landscape defined by watersensuous, fecund, and destructive. As marsh turns into gulf, identity and consciousness are transformed as well. Serpas's verses invest paradox with her own defiantly spiritual meaning.