The Dirty Side of the Storm (Hardcover)

By Martha Serpas

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

Publication Date: November 1, 2006



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.