The Dirty Side of the Storm (Hardcover)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393062663, 89pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2006
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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.