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The Dirty Side of the Storm


Martha Serpas


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An evocative meditation on destruction and creation, the sacred and ephemeral, along Louisiana's coast.

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.

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393062663, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2006

About the Author

Martha Serpasis a native of Galliano, Louisiana. She is currently an associate professor of English at University of Houston. Her previous collection of poems is called Côte Blanche.