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Saturday, Sep 26, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Jordan Soyka
The Quarterly Conversation (Fall 2009)

“In 2008, three years after Hurricane Katrina, numerous books of poetry dealing with the hurricane were published, several written by authors not native to New Orleans. These books sparked much debate among both audiences and authors, particularly in Louisiana, where I now reside. Three in particular—Raymond McDaniel’s Saltwater Empire, Patricia Smith’s Blood Dazzler, and Katie Ford’s Colosseum—offer unique insight into how Katrina, and all disasters, should be portrayed in literature.”


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